Lewis County

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Lewis County is named for Meriwether Lewis, who was co-captain of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.


Created:  December 19, 1845

County Seat: 

Chehalis  1845 – present


County Courthouse – Chehalis 


Location:  351 NW North Avenue / NW Chehalis Avenue

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  J DeForest Griffin

Contractor:  H J Settregen, E E Settregen and O F Settregen of Settregen Brothers of Portland, Oregon


Description:  The building  faces south and is a three story dark red colored brick and stone structure. Stone trim decorates the corners and the base of the building. A stone band runs below the wide cornice below the roof line. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated from 1995 to 2002. The architect was Norman A Pfaff and the contractor was Schwiesow Construction.


County Law and Justice Center – Chehalis 




Location:  345 West Main Street / SW Chehalis Avenue

Built:  1976 – 1977

Style:  Modern

Architect:  James Hubenthal

Contractor:  Leo Gilnett of Longview


Description:  The building  faces north and is a four story red colored brick structure. The east section projects north to the street line. The roof iline is flat. The building is located across from the courthouse. An addition was constructed in 1995. In 2003, the building was renovated. The architect was Norman Ptaff.



N – Grays Harbor County, Thurston County and Pierce County

E – Yakima County

S – Sakmania County, Cowlitz County and Wahkiakum County

W – Pacific County




















Photos taken 2012