Okanogan County

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Okanogan County is named for the Salish Native American word meaning “rendezvous”


Surroundimng County Courthouses: 

N – British Columbia, Canada

E – Ferry County

S – Lincoln County, Douglas County and Chelan County

W – Chelan CountySkagit County and Whatcom County


Created:  February 2, 1888                    Map of Washington highlighting Okanogan County

County Seat: 

Ruby           1888

Conconully  1888 – 1914

Okanogan   1914 – present


County Courthouse – Okanogan 


Location:  149 North 3rd Avenue / North Pine Street

Built:  1913 – 1915

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  George H Keith

Contractor:  D Davenport


Description:  The building  faces southeast and is a three story gray stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Okanogan. The southeast front has a central tower with clock rising to a smaller tower at the top. The first story entrance is arched and projects from the bottom of the tower. There is red trim around the windows and a horizontal red band above the first story. The roof has dormers and a red roof. On the north side is an addition and on the south side is a modern two story addition.


Note:  In 1888, the first courthouse was a log structure built in Ruby. In 1891, the second courthouse was built in Conconully.




County Courthouse













Photos taken 2009