Stevens County

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Stevens County is named for Isaac Stevens, who was the first governor of the Washington Territory.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – British Columbia, Canada

E – Pend Orielle County and Spokane County

S – Spokane County and Lincoln County

W – Ferry County


Created:  January 20, 1863                    Map of Washington highlighting Stevens County

County Seat: 

Colville  1863 – present


County Courthouse – Colville 


Location:  215 South Oak Street / Astor Avenue

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:   Federal

Architect:   G A Pehrson

Contractor:  Tri-State Construction Company of Portland, Oregon


Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Colville. The building has the main entrance at the north end of the west side. Vertical brick protrusions divide the windows which have white stone headers. A horizontal white stone band follows the flat roof line. An addition was added in 1973 and the architect was Barnard and Holloway of Spokane.


History:  The county was created in 1863 and Pinkney City was designated as the county seat and was renamed Fort Colville. The county used rented premises. In 1883, the county records were moved to Colville and housed in a building provided by the city. The first courthouse was a wood structure built in 1886. In 1898 to 1899, the second courthouse was a brick two story structure which was torn down in 1939. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1938 to 1939.





County Courthouse – Colville













Photos taken 2006 and 2009