Payette County

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Payette County is named for Francois Payette, who was a French-Canadian, a fur trapper with the North West Company and the first white man in the area in 1818.


Created:  February 28, 1917

County Seat: 

Payette  1917 – present


County Courthouse – Payette 


Location:  1130 3rd Avenue North / North 11th Street

Built:  1971 – 1972

Style:  Modern

Architect: Johnson-Probart-Gowland

Contractor: R W Luekenga Construction Company Inc.


Description:  The building  faces north and is a one story yellow colored brick and glass structure. There is an entrance on the east and west sides of the north front of the building. The north front and has a small overhang. The east section extends north. The building has a sloped roof on the west section. The adjoining east section and the Jail were built in 1999 to 2000. The architect was Gowland and Johnson of Payette and the contraqctor was J S Construction of Nampa.


Old County Courthouse – Payette 




Location:  240 North Main Street / 3rd Avenue North

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect: Ronald J Walker

Contractor: Unknown


Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure.The west entrance is arched. The building was renovated in 1950. The building served as the County Courthouse and City Hall until 1972. The building remains unoccupied.



N – Washington County

E – Gem County

S – Canyon County

W – Malheur County, Oregon




















Photos taken 2009 and 2012