Yuma County is named for the Yuma an Native American people who reside in the area and who are called “Quechan”.
Created: November 8, 1864
La Paz 1864 – 1871
Yuma 1871 – present
County Courthouse – Yuma
Location: South 2nd Avenue / West 2nd Street
Built: 1928 – 1929
Architect: Ralph Swearingen and G A Hanssen
Contractor: Frank M Connor
Description: The building faces east and is a two story brownish stucco structure. The building has a protruding centre section which rises three stories with small arched windows on the third story. The windows on the second story are also arched. Brown trim is along the building corners. A brown cornice runs below the roof line. The superintentant during construction was J C Brown.
County Justice Center – Yuma
Location: 250 West 2nd Street / South 2nd Avenue
Built: 2003 – 2005
Contractor: Pilkington Construction Inc.
Description: The building faces east and is a three story concrete, brick and glass structure. The building has four high pillars with a protruding glass center section on the second story. Shorter pillars are along the first story. A wide concrete band runs along the roofline.
N – La Paz County
S – Mexico
W – Mexico and Imperial County, California
Photos taken 2008