Apache County

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


Created:   February 24, 1879

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 structure. The building 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. 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.



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





















Photos taken 2008