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Grand County

Grand County is named for the Grand River which originates in the county and the river was renamed as the Colorado River in 1921.


Surrounding Ciounty Courthouses: 

N – Jackson County

E – Larimer County and Boulder County

S – Clear Creek CountySummit County and Eagle County

W – Routt County


Created:  February 2 1874                     Map of Colorado highlighting Grand County

County Seat:

Hot Sulphur Springs    1874 – 1882

Grand Lake                 1882 – 1888

Not Sulphur Springs    1888 – preseny


County Courthouse – Hot Sulphur Springs


Location:  307 Moffat Avenue / Maple Street

Built:  2007 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Andrews & Anderson / Alan Carter

Contractor:  Big Valley Construction


Description: The building faces south and  is a two story buff colored brick and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hot Sulphur Springs. The entrance is at the southeast corner with canopy. The recessed center section has large glass windows. The roof line is flat. The building houses the District Court and County Court of the 14th Judicial District.  


County Administration Building – Hot Sulphur Springs



Location:   308 Byers Avenue / Maple Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Robert K Fuller

Contractor:   Amoul A Jones


Description: The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The central entrance on the north front has a square brick projection on either side. An addition was built on the west side in 1969 to 1970. The architect was Robert K Fuller and the contractor was Beckel Construction Company. The buildings were remodeled in 2008 to 2009. The architect was Alan Carter and the contractor was Big Valley Construction.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1891. The one story log structure is located at the Pioneer Village at Buyers Avenue and 1st Street.


See:  The 14th Judicial District includes Moffat County and  Routt County.


History:  The county was created in 1874 and Hot Sulphur Springs was selected as the county seat. In 1882 the county seat was moved to Grand Lake and then back to Hot Sulphur Springs in 1888. The first courthouse was a one story log cabin used in 1891 to 1902 and is still standing. The second courthouse was built in 1902. The third courthouse was constructed in 1936 to 1937 and became the County Administration Building. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 2007 to 2008.



County Courthouse – Hot Sulphur Springs 







County Administration Building –  Hot Sulphur Springs 

















Photos taken 2011