Asotin County is named for the Nez Perce word for “eel” being “hus-shu-tin”, which eels were found in the Asotin Creek.
Created: October 20, 1883
Asotin 1883 – present
County Courthouse – Asotin
Location: 135 2nd Street / Fillmore Street
Built: 1905 – 1906
Description: The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building served as the Ayers Hotel when it became the courthouse in 1938 when the old courthouse was burned down in 1836. The adjoining building which is two stories was built in 1907. It has arched windows on the second story. Both buildings have polished concrete facing on the first story and red brick on the stories above. An addition was added on the north side in 2002.
County Annex – Asotin
Location: 95 2nd Street / Cleveland Street
Description: The building faces south and is a two story yellow colored stucco structure. The roof line is flat.
E – Nez Perce County, Idaho
S – Wallowa County, Oregon
W – Garfield County
Photos taken 2009 and 2016