Huerfano County is named for the Huerfano River and the Spanish name means “orphan”.
Created: November 1, 1861
Walsenburg 1861 – present
County Courthouse – Walsenburg
Location: 401 Main Street / West 5th Street
Built: 1904 – 1905
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.
Photos taken 2007