Delta County is named for the city of Delta which is the county seat.
Created: February 11, 1883
Delta 1883 – present
County Courthouse – Delta
Location: 501 Palmer Street / West 5th Street
Built: 1957 – 1958
Architect: Eugene D Sternberg of Denver
Contractor: McGechie Construction Company, Inc. of Cortez
Description: The building faces northeast and is a two story brick, concrete and glass structure. The building forms a “T” on the west side of the square east section. The northeast front has a long canopy extending from the central entrance. There is polished stone facing on the south side of the glass entrance and between the horizontal windows. The roof of the east section is sloped. The rest of the building is dark red colored brick.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1896.
N – Mesa County
E – Gunnison County
S – Montrose County
W – Mesa County
Photos taken 2011