Mohave County

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Mohave County is named for the Mohave an Native American people, one of the Yuma tribes who reside in the area. 

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Washington County, Utah and Kane County, Utah

E – Coconino County and Yavapai County 

S – La Paz County

W – San Bernardino County, California, Clark County, Nevada and Lincoln County, Nevada

                    

Created:  November 8, 1864                  Map of Arizona highlighting Mohave County

County Seat:        

Mohave City   1864 – 1867

Hardyville       1867 – 1873

Cerbat            1873 – 1877

Mineral Park   1877 – 1887

Kingman         1887 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Kingman

Location:  401 East Spring Street / North 4th Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:   Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  Lescher & Kibbey of Phoenix

Contractor:  J M Wheeler and Collamore & Son of Arkansas

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story rough gray stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kingman on the west side of the courthouse. Native stone from Metcalfe Quarry was used. The building has a large portico supported by four large stone tapered Tuscan columns. There is a small iron-railed balcony above the recessed entrance. The pediment of rough stone has a clock in the center. A central dome with stained glass skylight is located above the second story courtroom. The interior construction is hollow tile walls and gypsum finish. The entrance lobby has a mosaic tile floor and central stairwell. Three paired wooden doors with frosted glass panels provide access to the courtroom on the south side of the second story. The courtroom has paneled wainscoting and original decorative elements including the judge’s bench. The building houses the County Superior Court of Division I.  An addition has been added on the west side.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Mohave County Courthouse

 

County Courthouse – Kingman

Location:  401 East Spring Street / North 4th Street

Built:  2019 – 2021

Style:   Modern

Architect:  Dick & Fritsche Design Group of Phoenix

Contractor:  Johnson Carlier LLC, of Tempe

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kingman. The south front has a recessed two story section with central entrance. Above is a square block section which projects from the main building. On the east side is one story section. The roof line is flat. The building contains seven courtrooms located on the second and third stories.  The building houses the County Superior Court of Division I. On the west side of the building are the old County Jail (1909 – 1910) and the former County Courthouse..

 

Note:  There are branch courthouses in Bullhead City at 2225 Trane Road and in Lake Havasu at 201 College Drive.

 

History:  The county was created in 1864 and Mohave City was selected as the county seat. In 1867, the county seat was moved to Hardyville and then in 1873 to Cerbat. In 1877, the county seat was moved to Mineral Park and finally moved to Kingman in 1887. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1887. A more substancial jail was built in 1909, The second courthouse was constructed in 1914 to 1915 at a cost of $62,372. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 2019 to 2021 at a cost of $20,000,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Kingman

 

 

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Old County Jail – Kingman

 

 

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Photos taken 2008