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Mineral County

Mineral County is named for the mineral deposits found in the region.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lyon County and Churchill County

E – Nye County and Esmeralda County

S – Mono County, California

W – Mono County, California and Lyon County


Created:  February 10, 1911                                                      Map of Nevada highlighting Mineral County

County Seat: 

Hawthorne  1911 – present


County Courthouse – Hawthorne 


Location:  105 South A Street / West 1st Street

Built:  1969 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Lockard and Casazza of Reno

Contractor:  A S Johnson Construction Company of Sparks


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hawthorne. The east front has a porch at the south end supported by brick pillars. The glass entrance is recessed. The windows are vertical and narrow. The roof line is flat. On the north side of the building is the Sherriff’s Office which was constructed from 1972 to 1973 as part of the total building. The architect was Casazza, Peetz & Associates and the contractor was Pagni Brothers Construction.


Old County Courthouse – Hawthorne 



Location:  551 C Street / 6th Street

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  A C Glenn / D R Munro

Contractor:  George W Babcock


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hawthorne. The east front has a semi-circular porch supported by four narrow columns with a balcony on the second story. The east front rises to a wide pediment at the roof line. The south side has a two story wing. The building stands abandoned.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Mineral County Courthouse.


See:  The 11th Judicial District includes Lander County and Perishing County.


History:  The building served as Esmeralda County’s second courthouse from 1883 to 1907, and later as the first Mineral County Courthouse from 1911 to 1974, and is the only courthouse in Nevada to serve two counties. The construction contract was awarded at $29,125 and the building was completed at a cost of $33,967 by D R Munro who was appointed as supervising architect. George A Babcock was sued for illegal claims paid to him during construction. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1969 to 1970.




County Courthouse – Hawthorne









County Public Safety Building – Hawthorne





Old County Courthouse – Hawthorne





Photos taken 2013