Mason County is named for C H Mason, who was the first Secretary of the Washington Territory.
Created: March 13, 1854
Oakland ( Mt. Olive ) 1854 – 1888
Shelton 1888 – present
County Courthouse – Shelton
Location: 411 North 4th Street / West Pine Street
Built: 1929 – 1930
Style: Colonial Revival
Architect: Joseph Henry Wohleb of Olympia
Description: The building faces east and is a two story dark gray stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds and has a small protruding entrance with iron balcony above. On the second story are arched windows in the center section. The roof line is flat. Alterations were made in 2013. The architect was Foster and Williams.
See: The architect Joseph Henry Wohleb also designed the old courthouse in Thurston County.
E – Pierce County
Photos taken 2006 and 2016