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
Mount Moriah 1871 – 1872
Rosston 1872 – 1877
Prescott 1877 – present
County Courthouse – Prescott
Location: 215 East 2nd Street / East Elm Street
Built: 1963 – 1964
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.
E – Ouachita County
W – Hempstead County
Photos taken 2010