Douglas County

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Douglas County is named for Stephen A Douglas, who was a United States Senator from Illinois.


Created:  November 28, 1883

County Seat: 

Waterville  1883 – present


County Courthouse – Waterville


Location:  203 South Rainier Street / East Birch Street

Built:  1904 – 1905

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Newton C Gauntt

Contractor:  William Oliver


Description:  The building  faces west and is a three story stone and red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Waterville. The west front has a large stone arch at the central entrance and a stone facing on the first story. Above the entrance are three windows on the second story and an arched window on the third story. Above rises a square red colored brick tower with open top and conical roof. An addition was designed by L Solberg in 1950. On the south side is a new entrance which connects to the Courthouse Annex.


County Courthouse Annex – Waterville




Location:  203 South Rainier Street / East Birch Street

Built:  2001 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  KDF Architecture

Contractor:  G G Richardson, Inc.


Description:  The building  faces west and is a one story rough stone structure. There are long vertical; windows and metal canopies over the windows. The building is connected on the north side to the courthouse in the center of Waterville with a glass entrance. The roof line is flat.



N – Okanogan Counry

E – Okanogan County and Grant County

S – Grant County and Kittitas County

W – Chelan County





County Courthouse



















Photos taken 2012