Donley County is named for Stockton P Donley, who was a frontier lawyer.
Created: August 21, 1876
Clarendon 1876 – present
County Courthouse – Clarendon
Location: 300 Sully Street / East 4th Street
Built: 1890 – 1891
Style: Romanesque Revival
Architect: Charles H Bulger & Isaac Hamilton Rapp
Contractor: Troutman Brothers of Trinidad, Colorado
Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. At the northeast corner is a three story square red colored brick tower with steep roof and two large stone arches and recessed entrance on the first story. The east side rises to two peaks at the roof line with a three story circular red colored brick tower at the southeast corner. On the north side, the building projects with a semi-circular section. The base of the building is rough cut stone. There is stone trim at the top of some windows. The roof is hipped. The building was remodeled in 1936. In 2003, the building was restored. The architect was Volz & Associates, Inc. and the contractor was Phoenix I Restoration & Construction, Ltd. On the south side of the building is the one story buff colored Courthouse Annex constructed in 1975.
N – Gray County
W – Armstrong County
Photos taken 2014