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Clark County

Clark County is named for William Andrew Clark, who was a Montana copper magnate, a railroad builder and a United States Senator.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Nye County and Lincoln County

E – Mojave County, Arizona

S – San Bernadino County, California

W – San Bernadino County, California, Inyo County, California and Nye County


Created:  February 5, 1909                                                        Map of Nevada highlighting Clark County

County Seat: 

Las Vegas  1909 – present


County Justice Center – Las Vegas 


Location:  200 Lewis Avenue / South 3rd Street

Built:  2005 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Tate Synder  Kimsey Architects

Contractor:  AF Construction


Description:  The building faces east and is an eighteen story steel, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of Las Vegas and has the main entrance on the northeast corner rises three stories and has glass panels. The lower part of the building is faced with pink polished stone and rises four stories. The central part of the building is a high concrete and glass tower. The structural engineers was LERA Engineers and the electrical engineer was JBA Engineers.


Old County Courthouse – Las Vegas 



Location:  200 South 3rd Street / Carson Avenue

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Modern International

Architect:  Walter Zick and Harris Sharp and Ellerbe Becket and Associates

Contractor:  Diversified Builders


Description:  The building faces east and is a seven story powder blue colored concrete, steel and glass structure. The building is located in the center of Las Vegas. The building entrance faces east with a large two story concrete colonnade of scored concrete blocks, which section was added in the 1980’s. The building is now vacant.


History:  The first courthouse was built in 1909.  The second courthouse was designed by Frederick J Delongchamps and constructed by Campbell & Turner in 1914. The third courthouse was constructed in 1958 to 1959. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 2005 to 2010.


Note:  The lowest point in Nevada is the Colorado River at 470 feet ( 143 meters ) which is located in the county.



County Courthouse – Las Vegas





Photos taken 2008