Whitman County

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Whitman

Whitman County is named for Marcus Whitman, who was a Presbyterian missionary who was killed in 1847 by members of the Cayuse tribe.

 

Created:  November 19, 1871

County Seat: 

Colfax  1871 – present

 

County Courthouse – Colfax 

 

Location:  404 North Main Street / East Island Street

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Whitehouse, Price, Deneff and Deeble

Contractor:  E R Haynes.

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story red-orange colored brick and concrete structure. The building is “L” shaped with a west wing and a south wing. The entrance at the south end of the west front has concrete dividers at the doors.  The entrance at the south end of the west front has concrete dividers at the doors. The north section rises above the flat roof line of the main building and has concrete facing on the west front. On the roof is a large clock. The roof line is flat. On the east side is the Jail.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by George W Babcock and constructed by W White in 1889.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lincoln County and Spokane County

E – Benwah County, Idaho, Latah County, Idaho and Nez Perce County, Idaho

S – Asotin County, Garfield County and Coulmbia County

W – Franklin County and Adams County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2016