Lander County is named for Frederick W Lander, who was an American Civil War general and developer of the region.
Created: November 25, 1861
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
Architect: Federic J DeLongchamps of Reno
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 County, Humboldt 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
Photos taken 2013