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Pinal County

Pinal County is named for the Pinal Mountains and for the Pinal Native American people who lived in the area, and “pinal” is the Spanish for “pines”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Maricopa County and Gila County

E – Graham County

S – Pima County

W – Maricopa County


Created:  February 1, 1875                    Map of Arizona highlighting Pinal County

County Seat:        

Florence 1875 – present


County Courthouse – Florence


Location:  971 Jason Lopez Circle / North Pinal Parkway

Built:  2002 – 2004

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Durrant Architects

Contractor:  D L Withers Construction


Description:  The building faces north and is a four story buff colored concrete and steel structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the center of Florence. The north front has a central glass entrance with concrete pillars supporting an extended portico above the second story. The windows are horizontal and narrow with square windows on the third story. The roof line is flat. In 2016 to 2017 a four story addition was constructed with six courtrooms. The architect was DLR Group of Minneapolis, Minnesota and the contractor was Danson Construction of Pheonix.


Second County Courthouse – Florence



Location:  135 North Pinal Street / East 11th Street

Built:  1891 – 1892

Style:   Victorian

Architect: James M Creighton

Contractor:  A J Doran and T A  Adams


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Florence to the southwest of the courthouse. The building has metal columns, lintels and cornices. The west front has a central entrance frames with white colored trim and with a small balcony above on the second story. On the roof is a white colored peaked dormer. White colored trim is located above the windows. White colored cornices run along the roof line. On the center of the roof is a large cupola with clock and red colored roof. A shortage of funds resulted in painted metal clock faces which show the time at 11:44. The rounded section on the east side was the jail and the courtroom was on the second story.  The building was renovated in 1915 to 1917 making the building a “T” shape. The architect was Lesalter & Kibby of Phoenix and the contractor was Snelling & Boring. Additions were constructed in 1933, 1975 and 1983. The building was restored in 2012. The architect was Swan Architects Inc. contractor was Concord General Contracting of Mesa. The building now houses county offices and is part of the County Administration Complex.


First County Courthouse – Florence



Location:  24 West Ruggles Avenue / Main Street

Built:  1877 – 1878

Style:  Sonoran and Anglo-American

Architect: Levi Ruggles

Contractor:  Levi Ruggles


Description:  The building faces  south and is a one story adobe brick and wood structure. The south and east sides have a long porch supported by pillars. The roof is hipped.  The building served as courthouse until 1891. Since then, the building has functioned as a hospital, health center, home for the elderly and a museum. It is now the McFarland Historical State Park.                       


Third County Courthouse – Florence


Location:  31 North Pinal Street / East 13th (Butte) Avenue

Built:  1960 – 1961

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Frederic O Knipe

Contractor:  Redden Construction Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story tan colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Florence on the east side of the second courthouse. The roof line is flat.  The building is designated as Building E of the courthouse complex.


See:  Division II Tuscon includes Cochise County, Gila CountyGraham CountyGreenlee County, Pima County and Santa Cruz County


History:  The county was created in 1875 and Florence was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was built in 1878 and is still standing. The second courthouse was built in 1891 to 1892 and is still standing. The third courthouse was constructed in 1960 to 1961. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 2003 to 2004. The building was enlarged in 2016 to 2017 at a cost of $15,000,000.



County Courthouse – Florence









Second County Courthouse – Florence











Third County Courthouse is on the right side of photo







First County Courthouse – Florence







Photos taken 2008