Siskiyou County

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Siskiyou County is named for the Siskiyou Mountain Range, which is named for the Cree word meaning “bob-tailed horse” or for the French “six caiiloux” meaning “six stones”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Josephine County, Oregon, Jackson County, Oregon and Kalmath County, Oregon

E – Modoc County 

S – Shasta County and Trinity County 

W – Humboldt County and Del Norte County


Created:  March 22, 1852                                               Location in the U.S. state of California

County Seat: 

Yreka  1852 – present


County Courthouse – Yreka  


Location:  311 4th Street / Butte Street

Built:  1856 – 1857

Style:  Federal

Architect:  R L Westbrook and H T Shepherd

Contractor:  R L Westbrook and H T Shepherd


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Yreka. The building has a projecting west center section and porch on the first story. The building is connected on the east side to the new building. Additions were added in 1885, and 1896 to 1897 when two wings were constructed. The architect was W J Bennet. In 1953 to 1954, a concrete addition was constructed on the east side in front of the original structure. Thew building is a two story rectangular shaped buff colored concrete structure. The east front has a projecting center section and a central recessed entrance on the first story. A wide band runs below the flat roof line. The architect was Robert J Keeney.


History:  In 1856, the contract for the first and present courthouse was awarded to A Witheral at $15,470 and the contract was then assigned to R L Waestbrook and H T Shepherd. The total cost of construction was $16,779.




County Courthouse – Yreka




























Photos taken 2015