Eureka County is named for the Greek expression “Eureka” meaning “I have found it” referring to the deposits of silver found in the region.
Created: March 1, 1873
Eureka 1873 – present
County Courthouse – Eureka
Location: 701 South Main Street / Ryland Street
Built: 1879 – 1880
Architect: George C Costerisan
Contractor: R Ryland and George C Costerisan
Description: The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick, sandstone and wood structure. The east front has a projecting center section at the entrance woth small pediment and balcony above. The windows are vertical and narrow with pediment style frames above the first story windows and curved frames at the top of the second story windows. A wide cornice runs below the flat roof line. Above is a parapet wall with detailed brickwork. The second story courtroom is recognized as the best preserved in Nevada. It measures forty-five square feet with a nineteen-foot high ceiling of pressed metal. A suspended gallery at the rear provides seating for one hundred. During construction, the supervisor was J S Whitton. On the south side is a one story addition constructed in 1996. The architect was Dolven Simpson Associates of Reno and the contractor was Raymond Brothers Construction.
County Justice Court – Eureka
Location: 701 South Main Street / Bullion Street
Built: 1995 – 1996
Architect: Dolven Simpson Associates of Reno
Contractor: Fremont Construction Company. Inc. of Las Vegas.
Description: The building faces west and Built in 1995, the modern building is a one story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has two entrances with peaked roofs above. The windows are vertical and narrow. The blue colored roof is hipped. The building is the Euraka County Administrative Facility - Justice Court.
N – Elko County
S – Nye County
W – Lander County
Photos taken 2013