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Ferry County

Ferry County is named for Elisha P Ferry, who was the first Governor of the State of Washington.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – British Columbia, Canada

E – Stevens County

S – Lincoln County

W – Okanogan County


Created:  February 21, 1889                  Map of Washington highlighting Ferry County

County Seat: 

Republic  1889 – present


County Courthouse – Republic 


Location:  350 East Delaware Avenue / North Portland Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  George M Rasque

Contractor:  Harding and Schreiner.


Description:  The building  faces south and is a three story light white-yellow colored stucco and concrete  structure. The Rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Republic. The building has a raised basement and the south front has a high projecting entrance with wide header at the top and recessed doorway on the first story. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the large County Superior Court courtroom is located on the north side of the third story and the small County District Court courtroom is located on the north side of the second story. The building houses the County Superior Court and the County District Court. The building is a Projects Work Administration. 


See:  The Judicial District includes Pend Orielle County and Stevens County. 


History:  The county was created in 1889 and Republic was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a wood shack. The second courthouse was a two story frame structure designed and built by Thomas L Grant under the supervision of the commissioners Yeargin, Percy and Wilmotin in 1899. The courthouse burned in 1935. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1936 to 1937 at a cost of $50,000.



County Courthouse – Republic















County Superior Court courtroom











County District Court courtroom







Photos taken 2009 and 2022