Yuma County

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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

County Seat:

La Paz 1864 – 1871

Yuma     1871 – present

County Courthouse – Yuma

Location:   South 2nd Avenue / West 2nd Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style: Spanish

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

Style: Modern

Architect:   Durrant

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

E – Maricopa County and Pima County

S – Mexico

W – Mexico and  Imperial County, California

Photos taken 2008