Kittitas County

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Kittitas County is named for the Kittitas Native American tribe who inhabited the Kittitas Valley.


Created:  November 24, 1883

County Seat: 

Ellensburg 1883 – present


County Courthouse –  Ellensburg 


Location:  205 West 5th Avenue / North Main Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  John W Maloney and John H Whitney

Contractor:  Cherf Bros., Inc. and Sandkey Contractors, Inc.


Description:  The building  faces east and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The south section is a rectangular building with glass windows on the south and north sides. The east and west walls are black colored slate. The one story center section has the main entrance on the east side. The north building is one story and has white colored panels on the east side.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by John Noah in 1887. An addition was constructed in 1904.



N – Chelan County and Douglas County

E – Grant County

S – Yakima County

W – King County

















Photos taken 2009