Nevada County

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Nevada County is named for the State of Nevada, which is the Spanish name for “snow capped” from the first use of the name “Sierra Nevada”.

 

Created:  March 20, 1871

County Seat:        

Mount Moriah  1871 – 1872

Rosston          1872 – 1877

Prescott          1877 – present

 

County Courthouse – Prescott

 

Location:  215 East 2nd Street / East Elm Street

Built:  1963 – 1964

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Weaver & Hiegel

Contractor:  E W Johnson and Blaylock, Cook, Deitz & Associates

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story red colored brick structure. The north front has a high overhang supported by four pillars and a recessed entrance. The windows have vertical white panels. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  Previous courthouses were built in 1884 and 1912.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pike County and Clark County

E – Ouachita County

S – Columbia County and Lafayette County

W – Hempstead County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010