Mineral County

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Mineral County is named for the plentiful mineral deposits found in the area.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Hinsdale County and Saguache County

E – Rio Grande County

S – Archuleta County

W – Hinsdale County


Created:  March 27, 1893                       Map of Colorado highlighting Mineral County

County Seat:

Creede  1893 – present


County Courthouse – Creede


Location:  1201 North Main Street / North 1st Street

Built:  1949 – 1950

Style: Classical Revival

Architect:  Alfred Watts Grant

Contractor:  Charles C Johnson and others


Description: The building faces south and is a one story structure. The south front has a recessed central entrance. There is a projecting cornice below the flat roof line. The building was remodeled in 1987. The architect was Akira Kawanabe.


Note:  The Commissioner Minutes show that Charles C Johnson was the foreman and carpenters were Bill Boden, Charles A Kipp and Gilbert Wetherhill. Other suppliers were Tomkin Hardware Company (building supplies), Del Norte Lumber Company, Steve Delmare (heating), Mine & Smelter Supply Compang (lighting) and Hugh N Woods Merchants Company (sheetrock).


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1895 and was destroyed by fire in 1947.




County Courthouse – Creede
















Photos taken 2011