Garfield County is named for James Abram Garfield, who was the twentieth President of the United States of America.
Created: November 29, 1881
Pomeroy 1881 – present
County Courthouse – Pomeroy
Location: 789 Main Street / South 8th Street
Built: 1900 – 1901
Style: Late Victorian
Architect: Charles Burrgraf of Albany, Oregon
Contractor: August Isle of Spokane
Description: The building faces south and is a two story white colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Pomeroy. The central entrance projects from the main building and rises one story with a balcony on the second story. On the east side of the entrance is a large square tower rising three stories to a clock and having a statue of Justice at the top of the domed roof. On the west side is a three sided tower rising three stories with a steep roof.
N – Whitman County
S – Wallowa County, Oregon
W – Columbia County
Photos taken 2009 and 2016