Kittitas County

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Kittitas

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

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Chelan County and Douglas County

E – Grant County

S – Yakima County

W – King County

 

Created:  November 24, 1883                Map of Washington highlighting Kittitas County

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ellensburg. 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.

 

History:  The county was created in 1883 and Ellensburg was designated as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built by John Noah in 1887. An addition was constructed in 1904. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1954 to 1956.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Ellensburg

 

 

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Photos taken 2009