Washington County is named for George Washington, who was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797.
Created: February 20, 1879
Weiser 1879 – present
County Courthouse – Weiser
Location: 256 East Court Street / 3rd Street
Built: 1939 – 1940
Style: Art Dec
Architect: Tourtellotte & Hummel of Boise
Contractor: J F Ulmer
Description: The building faces south and is a two story gray colored stone and glass structure. The entrance is at the center of the south front and is recessed. Above are three large windows with narrow windows on each side of the projecting center section. The other windows are separated by wide dividers. The building was constructed by the Work Projects Administration.
Note: The previous courthouse was designed by King and built in 1888.
N – Adams County
S – Payette County
Photos taken 2009