Asotin County

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Asotin

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

County Seat: 

Asotin  1883 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Asotin 

 

Location:  135 2nd Street / Fillmore Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Asotin. 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 Courthouse Annex –  Asotin 

 

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Location:  95 2nd Street / Cleveland Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a two story yellow colored stucco structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the west of the courthouse in the center of Asotin. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Garfield County and Whitman County

E – Nez Perce County, Idaho

S – Wallowa County, Oregon 

W – Garfield County

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2016