Sierra County is named for the Sierra de los Caballos mountains which are located in the county.
Created: April 3, 1884
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. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. 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.
See: The contractor C S Lambie & Company constructed courthouses in Quay County and Roosevelt County.and in Texas in Childress County, Gregg County, Hutchinson County, Moore County, Potter County and Ward County.
Note: The first courthouse was built in Hillsboro in 1884. The building ruins still remain. The second and present courthouse was constructed in Truth or Consequence when the county seat was moved.
County Administration Building
Photos taken 2007