Alpine County

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Alpine County is named for the alpine location high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


Created:  March 16, 1864

County Seat: 

Markleeville  1864 – present


County Courthouse – Markleeville 


Location:  14777 Highway 89 / Montgomery Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Frederic J DeLongchamps of Reno, Nevada

Contractor:  E K Fowler and Son


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story structure. The building sits landscaped grounds on the side of low slope in the center of the city and is constructed of a light cream colored massive rhyolite tuff quarried from nearby Silver Mountain City. The northwest front has three arches with a central entrance on the first story and rising to a peak at the roof line. The roof is hipped.


Note:  The contract awarded to  E K Fowler and Son for construction was $23,743 and the amount was revised to $30,640.


See: Frederic J DeLongchamps designed the courthouse in Modoc County and  Nevada courthouses located in Carson City ( Ormsby County ), Douglas County, Humboldt County, Lander County, Lyon County, Perishing County and Washoe County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Alpine County Courthouse.


County Administration – Markleeville 




Location:  14777 Highway 89 / Montgomery Street

Built:  1976 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Caywood-Nopp-Ward

Contractor:  K W Construction


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is square shaped with a long porch on the northwest side supported by seven pillars. The roof is low slope. The building sits on northeast side of the courthouse.



N – El Dorado County and Douglas County, Nevada

E – Douglas County, Nevada and Mono County

S – Tuolumne County

W – Calaveras County, Amador County and El Dorado County






County Courthouse






















County Administration










Photos taken 2013