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
Westcliffe 1877 – present
County Courthouse – Westcliffe
Location: 205 6th Street South / Edwards Avenue
Built: 1929 – 1939
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 County, Elbert 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