Colusa County is named for the Mexican land grants of Coluses in 1844 and Colus in 1845.
Created: February 18, 1850
Colusa 1850 – 1851
Monroeville 1851 – 1854
Colusa 1854 – present
County Courthouse – Colusa
Location: 547 Market Street / 6th Street
Built: 1860 – 1861
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Vincent Brown of Marysville
Contractor: Vincent Brown of Marysville
Description: The building faces north and is a two story structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a high portico with four columns rising to a pediment. Along the sides of the building are vertical pilasters between the windows. A wide eave follows the roof line. On the center of the roof is an octagonal open cupola with bell. The building was enlarged in 1886 extending the structure south to connect with the Hall of Records. The Hall of Records was constructed in 1914. The architect was Henry C Smith. The building was renovated in 2002. The architect was HMR Architects, Inc. and the contractor was Refnes Construction Company, Inc. The building was restored in 2005. The architect was HMR Architects, Inc. and the contractor was Hudspeth Construction.
Note: Thee first courthouse was built in Colusa in 1854 at a cost of $3,000 when the county seat was moved. The second and present courthouse is the oldest remaining courthouse in the Sacrament Valley. The courthouse is the third oldest courthouse in California after the oldest courthouse in Mariposa County and the second oldest courthouse in Trinity County.
County Courthouse Annex – Colusa
Location: 532 Oak Street / 6th Street
Built: 1992 – 1993
Architect: Gene McFarren
Contractor: Turner Construction.
Description: The building faces south and is a two story white colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city to the south of the courthouse. The south front has a central entrance and two large windows on the first story and three large windows on the second story. The roof is hipped. The building houses the courts.
N – Glenn County
S – Yolo County
W – Lake County
Hall of Records
County Courthouse Annex
Photos taken 2013