Elbert County

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Elbert County is named for Samuel Hitt Elbert, who was the sixth Governor of the Territory of Colorado.


Created:  February 2, 1874

County Seat:

Kiowa  1874 – present


Old County Courthouse – Kiowa


Location:  215 Comanche Street / Pawnee Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  John James Huddart of Denver

Contractor:  M J Kenney of Denver


Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The rectangular building has a stone lintel above the first story entrance on the south side. A horizontal band runs below the eaves of the hipped roof. The building serves as the County Administration Building.


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


County Courthouse – Kiowa




Location:  751 Ute Avenue / Shoshone Street

Built:  2007 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Humphries-Poli Architects, PC of Denver

Contractor:  White Construction Group of Castle Rock


Description: The building faces east and is a one story concrete and stone  structure. Along the east front hare vertical wood pillars. The windows are horizontal along the south side of the front. The roof line is flat.  



N – Arapahoe County

E – Lincoln County

S – Lincoln County and El Paso County 

W – Douglas County


























Photos taken 2011