Washington County

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Washington County is named for President George Washington, the first President of the United States.

Created:  February 8, 1887

County Seat:

Akron  1887 – present


County Courthouse – Akron


Location:  115 Ash Avenue / East 2nd Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:   John James Huddart of Denver

Contractor:  Smith and McCarthy


Description: The building faces west and is a two story red colored  brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. On the center of the roof is a small square white colored cupola with red colored roof. At the west front is a red colored brick portico with white colored balustrade balcony above. On the roof are dormer windows. A jail addition was added to the rear of the building. On the east side is a one story red colored brick Courthouse Annex.


Note:  The cost of construction was $65,000.


See:  The architect, John J Huddart of Denver, Colorado, designed courthouses in Colorado in  Arapahoe County, Cheyenne County, Custer County, Elbert County, Logan County, Saguache County and Summit County and in Nebraska in Deuel County and Garden County.


County Justice Center - Akron


Location:  26861 Highway 34 / County Road DD

Built:  2000 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Durrant Architect, Inc.

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building is a one story concrete structure. The building is located southeast of the city along highway 34.



N – Logan County

E – Yuma County

S – Kit Carson County and Lincoln County

W – Arapahoe County, Adams County and Morgan County 
































Photos taken 2007 and 2016