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Crowley County

Crowley County is named for John H Crowley, senator from Otero County at time of the creation of the county.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Lincoln County

E – Kiowa County and Otero County

S – Otero County

W – Pueblo County


Created:  May 29, 1911                          Map of Colorado highlighting Crowley County

County Seat:

Ordway  1911 – present


County Courthouse – Ordway


Location:  631 Main Street / 7th Street

Built:  2002 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Eivid W Nilson

Contractor:  R & G Construction Inc.


Description: The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick, yellow colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ordway. The building has three porticos on the west side, supported by square brick columns. The main entrance is located in the center of the west side. Red colored brick decorates the lower part of the west side. The building has a red colored hipped roof. The building houses the County District Court and County Court of the 16th Judicial District. 


Old County Courthouse  – Ordway 




Location:  110 East 6th Street / Main Street

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:   Prairie

Architect:  J M Gile of Pueblo

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building  faces south and is a two story buff colored brick structure.  The south front has a large one story porch supported by four pillars. On the hipped roof is a large dormer. An addition was added on the north side.


See:  The 16th Judicial District includes Bent County and Otero County.



County Courthouse – Ordway







Old County Courthouse – Ordway

Photos taken 2007