San Miguel County

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San Miguel

San Miguel County is named for the San Miguel River and the San Miguel Mountains which were named for Saint Michel the Archangel.


Created:  November 1, 1861

County Seat:

Telluride  1883 – present


County Courthouse – Telluride


Location:  308 West Colorado Avenue / Oak Street

Built:  1887

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Varian and Sterner of Denver

Contractor:   W H Nelson


Description: The building faces south and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The central square red brick clock tower rises from the first story entrance with small balcony on the second story, clock on the third story and sloped green colored roof at the top. The base of the building is course stone with dual steps to the first story entrance. The roof is sloped. The building is being restored since 2002. The architect was Taylor Lohr Architect, LLC.



N – Montrose County

E – Ouray County and San Juan County

S – Dolores County

W – San Juan County, Utah





County Courthouse
















Photos taken 2011