Pend Oreille County

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Pend Oreille County is named for the Pend Oreille Native American tribe, who were named by the French for “earring” or “hangs in the ear”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – British Columbia, Canada

E – Boundary County, Idaho and Bonner County, Idaho

S – Spokane County

W – Stevens County


Created:   March 1, 1911                        Map of Washington highlighting Pend Oreille County

County Seat: 

Newport  1911 – present


County Courthouse – Newport 


Location:  625 West 4th Street / South Warner Avenue

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Williams and Williams

Contractor:  T W Hartness


Description:  The building  faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete rectangular structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Newport and has a recessed entrance in the center of the north side. A projecting cornice runs below the roof line. The building houses the County Administration. The building was renovated in 1992. The architect was Zeck Butler and the contractor was Walker Construction Company of Spokane. On the south side is the County Jail built in 1940.


See:  National; Register of Historic Places – Pend Oreille County Courthouse


County Hall of Justice – Newport 




Location:  229 South Garden Avenue / West 2nd Street

Built:  1979 – 1980

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Walker McGoush Foltz Lyeria

Contractor:  Lill Construction Company


Description:  The building  faces north and is a one story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the west side of the center of Newport. The building is triangular in shape. The windows are horizontal with a wide concrete band along the flat roof line. The building houses the County Superior Court and the County District Court. The building was named in 1996 as the James P McNally Hall of Justice. 


History:  The county was created in 1911 and Newport was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1914 to 1915. The Hall of Justice was constructed in 1979 to 1980 at a cost of $760,000.




County Courthouse – Newport

























County Hall of Justice – Newport






















Commissioner Minutes 1979 – bid award

Photos taken 2006, 2009 and 2016