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. 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 County, Hutchinson County, Moore County, Potter County and Ward County.
Photos taken 2007