Apache County

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Apache County is named for the Apache an Native American people who reside in the area.  


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – San Juan County, Utah

E – San Juan County, New Mexico, McKinley County, New Mexico, Cibola County, New Mexico and Catron County, New Mexico

S – Greenlee County and Graham County 

W – Navajo County


Created:   February 24, 1879                 Map of Arizona highlighting Apache County

County Seat:

Snowflake     1879

St. Johns       1879 – 1880

Springerville  1880 – 1882

St. Johns       1882 – present


County Courthouse – St. Johns


Location:  70 West 3rd Street South / South 1st Street West

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Trost And Trost of El Paso, Texas

Contractor:  N P Olson Construction


 Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red-pinkish colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of St. Johns and has a recessed portico supported by two large stone columns. Above is a pediment with rough stone at the top and extending along the roofline. The building houses the County Superior Court of Division I and County Justice Court (St Johns).  An addition was added on the west side in 1964. The building was remodeled in 1993. The architect was Kitchell CEM and the contractor was Sigma Contracting, Inc.


Note:  The contractor for the Apache County Courthouse was N P Olson Construction whose winning bid of $36,367 was approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 18, 1917. Olson was given eight months to complete construction of the building which was designed by Trost & Trost of El Paso, Texas.


See:  The architect, Trost And Trost of El Paso, Texas also designed courthouses in McKinley CountyNew Mexico and Reeves,CountyTexas.


History:  The county was created in 1879 and Snowflake was selected as the county seat. In 1879, the county seat was moved to St. Johns, then to Springerville in 1880 and back to St. Johns in 1882. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1917 to 1918 at a cost of $36,367.




County Courthouse – St. Johns
















Photos taken 2008