Garfield County

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Garfield

Garfield County is named for James Abram Garfield, who was the twentieth President of the United States of America.

 

Created:  November 29, 1881

County Seat: 

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Whitman County

E – Whitman County and Asotin County

S – Wallowa County, Oregon

W – Columbia County

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2016