Custer County

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Custer County is named for George Armstrong Custer, who was a United States colonel defeated and killed at the Battle of Little Bighorn.


Created:  March 9, 1877

County Seat:

Westcliffe  1877 – present


County Courthouse – Westcliffe


Location:  205 6th Street South / Edwards Avenue

Built:  1929 – 1939

Style:   Romanesque

Architect:  John James Huddart of Denver

Contractor:  The Welton Builders


Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The center section of west front project from the main building and has a stone trimmed recessed entrance. The windows on the second story are arched.


See:  The architect, John J Huddart of Denver, Colorado, designed courthouses in Colorado in  Arapahoe County, Cheyenne CountyElbert County, Logan County, Saguache County, Summit County and Washington County and in Nebraska in Deuel County and Garden County.



N – Fremont County

E – Pueblo County

S – Huerfano County

W – Saguache County
















Photos taken 2011