Nye County is named for James Warren Nye, who was a governor of the Nevada Territory and the first senator from Nevada.
Created: February 16, 1864
Ione 1864 – 1867
Belmont 1867 – 1905
Tonopah 1905 – present
County Courthouse – Tonopah
Location: 101 Radar Road / Globe Mallow Lane
Built: 1995 – 1996
Architect: HCA Architects of Las Vegas
Contractor: Intermountain Construction, Inc.
Description: The building faces west and is a one story buff and red colored sandstone and concrete structure. The west front has three sections which extend from the main building with the center section extending the furthest. The main entrance is located between the center section on the south section and the entrance has a high glass panel frame. There is on entrance on the north side of the center section with similar high glass panel frame. A wing extends south and a wing extends east on the south side at the rear of the building. The roof is hipped. The building is nasmes as the William P Beko Justice Complex.
Note: The courtroom has elk heads along the walls.
Old County Courthouse – Tonopah
Location: Courthouse Road / McCullough Avenue
Built: 1906 – 1907
Architect: J C Robertson
Contractor: Continental Construction Company.
Description: The building faces west andBuilt in 1906, the building is a two story ashlar and concrete structure. The building faces west and was completed in 1907. The building sits on a low hill overlooking the town. The west front has a central entrance with a projecting steel and glass porch. The rear of the building has a south wing with a one story addition along the south side of the building. The north side, also has a one story addition, The windows are arched. On the center of the roof is a silver dome. The roof is hipped. The supervisor was E E Burdock. The main building has been vacated with the exception of the more modern additions.
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Photos taken 2013