Churchill County Courthouse
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N 39° 28.501 W 118° 46.642
11S E 347124 N 4370999
Nevada history marker at historic Churchill County Courthouse.
Waymark Code: WMVJXA
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 04/26/2017
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member Uncle Alaska
Views: 3

Nevada history marker about the historic County Courthouse on the northwest corner of W Williams Ave and N Main St
Marker Title (required): Churchill County Courthouse

Marker Number (If official State Marker from NV SHPO website above, otherwise leave blank): 161

Marker Text (required):
Churchill County was created by the Territorial Legislature in 1861 but attached to Lyon County for judicial and revenue purposes. Churchill County was organized in 1864 and La Plata served as county seat. In 1868, it was moved to Stillwater where it remained until March 5, 1903 when Fallon claimed the title. The Neo-Classical Churchill County Courthouse was constructed in 1903 on property donated by Warren and Addie Williams and John Oats. Contractor W.B. Wyrick built the wood building for $7,300 from plans and specifications by Reno architect Benjamin Leon. The building was completed and accepted by county commissioners F.L. Small, Charles L. Allen and E.S. Harriman on February 2, 1904. The building is the only monumental wooden courthouse built in Nevada. It has been in continuous use since opening.

County (required): Churchill

Marker Type (required): Metal Plaque

Other Marker Type (optional): NA

Is Marker Damaged? (required): No

Other Damage Type (optional): NA

URL - Website (optional): Not listed

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