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Elko County

Elko County is named for a Shoshoni word meaning “white woman”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Owyhee County, Idaho and Twin Falls County, Idaho

E – Box Elder County, Utah and Tooele County, Utah

S – White Pine County, Eureka County and  Lander County

W – Humboldt County


Created:  March 3, 1869                                                             Map of Nevada highlighting Elko County

County Seat: 

Elko  1869 – present


County Courthouse – Elko 


Location:  571 Idaho Street / 6th Street

Built:  1910 – 1911

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  William H Weeks

Contractor:  Sellman Brothers of Reno


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Elko. The southeast front has a large portico with four Tuscan style columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The pediment has ornamentation. Above the recessed entrance is an image of the face of Lady Justice in bas-relief. There are four column on the west and east sides. An ornate balustrade runs along the flat roof line. On the center of the roof is a shallow dome. In the interior, the County District Court courtroom is located on the second story. On the north side is a modern addition.


History:  The first courthouse was a two story Greek Revival structure designed by Walter Moberly and built by W P Monroe in 1869 at a cost of $22,250. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1910 to 1911 at a cost of $150,000.


County Administration Building – Elko 



Location:  540 Court Street / 6th Street

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lombard-Conrad Architects

Contractor:  MGM Construction


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of Elk on the northwest side of the courthouse and is named as the Nannini Administration Building. The entrance is at the center of the north front. The second story has horizontal windows. The roof overhangs the building.



County Courthouse – Elko













County District Court courtroom







County Administration Building – Elko







Photos taken 2013