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Santa Ana in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Orange County Courthouse

 
 
Orange County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 20, 1999
1. Orange County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Built in 1900 of Arizona red sandstone, this is the oldest existing county courthouse in Southern California. Significant and far-reaching court decisions were handed down here, including the "Whipstock" case which dealt with slant oil drilling, interpretation of farm labor law, and the Overell trial resulting in law regulating explosives.
 
Erected 1970 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Let's Improve Santa Ana (L.I.S.A.). (Marker Number 837.)
 
Location. 33° 45.001′ N, 117° 52.157′ W. Marker is in Santa Ana, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West Santa Ana Boulevard and North Broadway, on the right when traveling west on West Santa Ana Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 West Santa Ana Boulevard, Santa Ana CA 92701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santa Ana's Birthplace (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Episcopal Church of the Messiah (about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); First Advent Christian Church (approx. 2.3 miles
Orange County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 20, 1999
2. Orange County Courthouse
Marker is mounted on a large granite rock to the left of the entrance steps.
away); Hewes Mansion (approx. 2.5 miles away); Michelle Carew Community Courtyard (approx. 3.5 miles away); “Big Red Cars” (approx. 3.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Rancho Lucero (approx. 4.1 miles away); Red Hill (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Ana.
 
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 837 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRIS: 77000321)
 
Also see . . .  History of Santa Ana. Scroll about half way down to read a little history and background on the building and events in the courtrooms. (Submitted on December 15, 2011.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Orange County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
3. Orange County Courthouse Marker
Orange County Court House
Erected A.D. 1900
F.P Nickey, R.E. Larter, W.G. Potter, D.C. Pixley, J.F. Snover
Board of Supervisors
Orange County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 30, 2001
4. Orange County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2011. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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