Butte County

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Butte County is named for Sutter Butte, which was mistakenly thought to be within the borders of the county.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Tehama County

E – Plumas County

S – Yuba County and Sutter County

W – Colusa County and Glenn County

 

Created:  February 18, 1850                                          Location in the state of California

County Seat: 

Hamilton  1850 – 12853

Bidwell     1853 – 1856

Oroville    1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Oroville  

 

Location:  One Court Street / County Center Drive

Built:  1995 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Michael Ross, Charles Drulis and Dreyfus & Blackford

Contractor:  Ginno Construction, Inc. of Chico

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the center of Oroville. The southeast corner has an octagonal section with octagonal porch supported by concrete pillars and with recessed glass panel walls. There is a west wing and a shorter northeast wing. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Superior Court.

 

County Administration – Oroville  

 

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Location:  25 Court Street / County Center Drive

Built:  1978 – 1979

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Thomas A Tarman, Gene McFarren and Thomas C Fox

Contractor:  Fisher Construction

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the center of Oroville on the east side of the courthouse. The east front has a central glass entrance on the second story. The first story is below ground level with large recessed glass windows on the east side. The south side has horizontal recessed windows on the second story. The roof line is flat. The building served as the second courthouse from 1979 to 1996.

 

Old County Courthouse – Oroville  

 

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Location:  1859 Bird Street / Lincoln Street

Built:  1856 – 1857

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Reinhart, Bryan & Cook

Contractor:  Reinhart, Bryan & Cook

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story white colored stucco and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Oroville. The north front of the building has a central entrance which is recessed and there are small windows on both sides. The roof line is flat. An addition was built in 1876. The building was remodeled in 1919 and the architect was Chester Cole. The building was remodeled in 1951 and was damaged during the 1975 earthquake. The building now houses the Board of Education.

 

See:  The county is located in the 3rd Appellate District Court of Appeal – Sacramento.

 

History:  The county was created in 1850 and Hamilton was selected as the county seat. The county seat was moved to Bidwell in 1853 and then to Oroville in 1856. The first courthouse was constructed in 1856 to 1859 at a cost of $13,585. The second courthouse was constructed in 1978 to 1979. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1995 to 1996.

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Chico  ( North Courthouse )

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Oroville

 

 

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County Administration Building – Oroville

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Oroville

 

 

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Photos taken 2013