Esmeralda County

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Esmeralda County is named for the Esmeralda Mining District which was named for possibly the character Esmeralda of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” or for the Spanish and Portuguese word for “emerald”.

 

Created:  November 25, 1861

County Seat: 

Aurora         1861 – 1883

Hawthorne  1883 – 1907

Goldfield     1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Goldfield

 

Location:  233 Crook Street / Euclid Street

Built:  1907 – 1908

Style:  lArmoury

Architect:  M J Curtis

Contractor:  John Shea of Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored cut stone structure. The south front has a central entrance on the first story with a canopy above. The roof line is detailed with unique crenelated parapets on the east and west and with a high parapet in the center. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The $79,833 construction bid for the courthouse was awarded to John Shea of Salt Lake City, Utah in July 1907.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mineral County and Nye County

E – Nye County

S – Inyo County, California

W – Inyo County, California, Mono County, California and Mineral County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2002 and 2013