Sierra County

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Sierra County is named for the Sierra de los Caballos mountains which are located in the county.


Created:  April 3, 1884

County Seat: 

Hillsboro                                                 1884 – 1937

Truth or Consequences ( Hot Springs ) 1937 – present


County Courthouse – Truth or Consequences


Location:  300 North Date Street / East 3rd Avenue

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Spanish Colonial

Architect:  Wilfred Steadman of Santa Fe

Contractor:  C S Lambie & Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored stucco structure. The building is constructed in a territorial style of Spanish architecture. There are one story wings on the northwest and southwest sides. The building was a Work Projects Administration project. An addition was added in 2007. The architect was Arsed & Lopez Engineering Inc. and NCA Architects and the contractor was White Sands Construction.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in Hillsboro in 1884. The previous courthouse was built in Truth or Consequences in 1936.


See:  The contractor C S Lambie & Company constructed courthouses in Quay County and Roosevelt County.and in Texas in Childress County, Gregg CountyHutchinson CountyMoore CountyPotter County and Ward County.



N – Catron County and Socorro County

E – Lincoln County and Otero County

S – Dona Ana County and  Luna County

W – Grant County and Catron County














Administration Building




Photos taken 2007