Grand County is named for the Grand River which originates in the county and the river was renamed as the Colorado River in 1921.
Surrounding Ciounty Courthouses:
N – Jackson County
E – Larimer County and Boulder County
S – Clear Creek County, Summit County and Eagle County
W – Routt County
Created: February 2 1874
Hot Sulphur Springs 1874 – 1882
Grand Lake 1882 – 1888
Not Sulphur Springs 1888 – preseny
County Courthouse – Hot Sulphur Springs
Location: 307 Moffat Avenue / Maple Street
Built: 2007 – 2008
Architect: Andrews & Anderson / Alan Carter
Contractor: Big Valley Construction
Description: The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hot Sulphur Springs. The entrance is at the southeast corner with canopy. The recessed center section has large glass windows. The roof line is flat. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 14th Judicial District.
County Administration Building – Hot Sulphur Springs
Location: 308 Byers Avenue / Maple Street
Built: 1936 – 1937
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Robert K Fuller
Contractor: Amoul A Jones
Description: The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The central entrance on the north front has a square brick projection on either side. An addition was built on the west side in 1969 to 1970. The architect was Robert K Fuller and the contractor was Beckel Construction Company. The buildings were remodeled in 2008 to 2009. The architect was Alan Carter and the contractor was Big Valley Construction.
Note: The first courthouse was built in 1891. The one story log structure is located at the Pioneer Village at Buyers Avenue and 1st Street.
See: The 14th Judicial District includes Moffat County and Routt County.
History: The county was created in 1874 and Hot Sulphur Springs was selected as the county seat. In 1882 the county seat was moved to Grand Lake and then back to Hot Sulphur Springs in 1888. The first courthouse was a one story log cabin used in 1891 to 1902 and is still standing. The second courthouse was built in 1902. The third courthouse was constructed in 1936 to 1937 and became the County Administration Building. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 2007 to 2008.
County Courthouse - Hot Sulphur Springs
County Administration Building - Hot Sulphur Springs
Photos taken 2011