Huerfano County

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Huerfano

Huerfano County is named for the Huerfano River and the Spanish name means “orphan”.

 

Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Walsenburg  1861 – present

 

County Courthouse – Walsenburg

 

Location:  401 Main Street / West 5th Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  C A Henderson

Contractor:  Friedhoff and Hoeffel of Pueblo

 

Description: The building faces east and  is a two story gray colored stone structure. The building has a large square tower on the east front with a steep black colored roof. On the east front is a portico supported by two stone columns and on top of the portico is a balcony. On the second story there are arched windows.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Custer County and Pueblo County

E – Las Animas County

S – Las Animas County and Costillia County

W – Alamosa County and Saguache County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2007