Lander County

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Lander County is named for Frederick W Lander, who was an American Civil War general and developer of the region.


Created:  November 25, 1861

County Seat: 

Jacobsville          1861 – 1863

Austin                 1863 – 1979

Battle Mountain  1979 – present


County Courthouse – Battle Mountain


Location:  315 South Humboldt Street / West 3rd Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Federic J DeLongchamps of Reno

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story cream colored stucco and red colored brick structure. The east front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a wide header at the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building was formerly a grammar school that was converted in 1979 to serve as the courthouse.


See:  Frederic J DeLongchamps designed courthouses located in Carson City ( Ormsby County ), Douglas CountyHumboldt County, Lyon County, Perishing County and Washoe County. He also designed the California courthouse in Alpine County.


Old County Courthouse – Austin




Location:  180 Main Street / 9th Street

Built:  1871 – 1872

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Dan P Bell

Contractor:  Bliss and Mahoney


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The north front has a central entrance on the first story and small iron balcony on the second story. The building has a gabled roof. The building served as a courthouse until 1979 and still has a courtroom on the second story.


Note:  The cost of the courthouse was $30,000 including construction expenses, adjacent lots, and furniture. It was reported that a hanging took place from the balcony on the second story.



N – Elko County

E – Eureka County

S – Nye County

W – Churchill CountyPershing County and Humboldt County



































Photos taken 2013