Kittitas County is named for the Kittitas Native American tribe who inhabited the Kittitas Valley.
Created: November 24, 1883
Ellensburg 1883 – present
County Courthouse – Ellensburg
Location: 205 West 5th Avenue / North Main Street
Built: 1954 – 1955
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.
E – Grant County
S – Yakima County
W – King County
Photos taken 2009