Yuma County

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Yuma County is named for the Yuma Native American tribe which resided in the region.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Logan County and Phillips County

E – Chase County, Nebraska, Dundy County, Nebraska and  Cheyenne County, Kansas

S – Kit Carson County

W – Washington County

 

Created:  March 15, 1889                       Map of Colorado highlighting Yuma County

County Seat:

Wray  1889 – present

 

County Courthouse – Wray

 

Location:  310 Ash Street / East 3rd Street

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Federal

Architect:  County Building Committee

Contractor:  John M Doling ( excavation ), R J Malkup ( concrete ), D Funk ( stonework ) and M P Grant ( brickwork ).

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story buff-red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Wray. The building has a raised basement and small porches on the west and north sides.  The white colored eave projects along the roof line. The roof is sloped red colored tiles. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the second story and the Commissioners’ Meeting Room is located in the addition. The building houses the County District Court and County Court of the 13th Judicial District.  A one story addition was constructed on the south side in 1965.

 

Note:  During construction of the courthouse the county minutes show that the architect was the County Building Committee and the contractor was John M Doling ( excavation ), R J Malkup ( concrete ), D Funk ( stonework ) and M P Grant ( brickwork ). The supervisor was J P Campbell.

 

See:   The 13th Judicial District includes Kit Carson CountyLogan CountyMorgan CountyPhillips CountySedgwick County and Washington County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1889 and Yuma was selected as the county seat. The county seat was moved to Wray in 1902. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1903 to 1904.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Wray

 

 

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Commissioners’ Meeting Room

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2011