Grant County

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Grant County is named for Ulysses Grant, who led the Union forces to victory in the Civil War. He was elected President of the United States.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Douglas County and Okanogan Counry

E – Lincoln County and Adams County

S – Franklin County and Benton County

W – Yakima County, Kittitas County and Douglas County


Created:  February 24, 1909                  Map of Washington highlighting Grant County

County Seat: 

Ephrata  1909 – present


County Courthouse –  Ephrata 


Location:  35 C Street SW / 10th Avenue SW

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  George H  Keith

Contractor:  J J Lohrenz


Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story rectangular red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ephrata. The building has a terra-cotta exterior and has a large portico supported by four large white columns with a pediment above at the roof line. A wide cornice runs below the roof line. The base of the building is stone. An annex was added in 1957 along the west side. The architect was Donald Ross Hollingberry.


History:  The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built by J C Cunningham in 1909. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1917 to 1918.




County Courthouse – Ephrata
















Photos taken 2006 and 2012