Churchill County

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Churchill County is named for Sylvester Churchill, who was a Mexican-American War hero and an Inspector General of the United States Army.

 

Created:  November 25, 1861

County Seat: 

La Plata    1864 – 1868

Stillwater   1868 – 1903

Fallon        1903 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fallon

 

Location:  10 West Williams Avenue / North Maine Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Ben Lon of Reno

Contractor:  W B Wyrick

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white painted wood structure. The building is located on lanscaped grounds in the city center. Built on a masonry foundation, the wooden building exhibits four tall Ionic columns with a second-story balcony overlooking the front entrance on the south side. On the center of the hipped roof is a square wood cupola with hipped roof. The interior contains a central hall among rows of offices, and a courtroom on the upper floor. An addition was added on the north side in 1974 which maintains the same style. On the west side of the building is the old stone jail.

 

Note:  The building is the only wooden courthouse in Nevada and was constructed at a cost of $7,300.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Churchill County Courthouse.

 

County Administration – Fallon

 

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Location:  155 North Taylor Street / A Street

Built:  1998 – 1999

Style:  Modern

Architect:  AreForm Group

Contractor:  E-Z Construction

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a one story structure. The south end has two projecting sections which contain the Commissioner Chamber, and the north end has a long section with a west wing. The green colored roof is hipped.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pershing County

E – Lander County

S – Nye County and Mineral County

W – Lyon County and Washoe County

 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Photos taken 2013