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Stevens County

Stevens County is named for Isaac Stevens, who was the first governor of the Washington Territory.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – British Columbia, Canada

E – Pend Orielle County and Spokane County

S – Spokane County and Lincoln County

W – Ferry County

 

Created:  January 20, 1863                    Map of Washington highlighting Stevens County

County Seat: 

Colville  1863 – present

 

County Courthouse – Colville 

 

Location:  215 South Oak Street / Astor Avenue

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:   Federal

Architect:   G A Pehrson

Contractor:  Tri-State Construction Company of Portland, Oregon

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Colville. The building has the main entrance at the north end of the west side. The center section of the building projects slightly. Vertical brick protrusions divide the windows which have white colored stone headers. A horizontal white colored stone band follows the flat roof line. In the interior, the Superior Court courtroom and the County District Court courtroom are located on the west and south sides of the second story. The building houses the County Superior Court and the County District Court. The architect was G A Pehrson and the contractor was Tri-State Construction Company of Portland, Oregon. An addition was added on the southeast side in 1973 and the architect was Barnard and Holloway of Spokane and the contractor was R Redding Construction Company. There is a small northeast wing.

 

See:  The Judicial District includes Ferry County and Pend Orielle County

 

History:  The county was created in 1863 and Pinkney City was designated as the county seat and was renamed Fort Colville. The county used rented premises. In 1883, the county records were moved to Colville and housed in a building provided by the city. The first courthouse was a wood structure built in 1886. In 1898 to 1899, the second courthouse was a brick two story structure which was torn down in 1939. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1938 to 1939.

 

 

 

County Courthouse – Colville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Superior Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2006, 2009 and 2022