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Greenlee County

Greenlee County is named for Mason Greenlee, who was a pioneer in the area.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Apache County

E – Catron County, New Mexico, Grant County, New Mexico and Hidalgo County, New Mexico

S – Cochise County

W – Graham County


 Created:  March 10, 1909                      Map of Arizona highlighting Greenlee County

County Seat:        

Clifton  1909 – present


County Courthouse – Clifton


Location:  223 Fifth Street / Webster Avenue

Built:  1911 – 1912

Style: Italianate

Architect:  F C Heck

Contractor:  P Koregar


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building sits on a rise of land on landscapred grounds in the center of Clifton. The building has brick porticos on the west, south and east sides with red colored trim. Around the flat roofline is a red colored cornice. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was restored in 1998. The architect was Woodward Architectural Group and the contractor was D L Norton. In 1980 an annex was constructed on the northeast side designed by Gresham Larson of Tucson. On the northeast side of the building is the County Administration Building.


See:  Division II Tuscon includes Cochise County, Gila CountyGraham CountyPima County, Pinal County and Santa Cruz County


History:  The county was created in 1909 and Clifton was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1911 to 1912 at a cost of $43,000.



County Courthouse – Clifton







County Administration Building – Clifton



View over Clifton

Photos taken 2008