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Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Churchill County Courthouse

 
 
Churchill County Courthouse Upper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
1. Churchill County Courthouse Upper Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Division of Historic Preservation & Archeology, Churchill County Commissioners. (Marker Number 161.)
 
Location. 39° 28.5′ N, 118° 46.642′ W. Marker is in Fallon, Nevada, in Churchill County. Marker is at the intersection of West Williams Avenue and Lincoln Highway (U.S. 50), on the right when traveling west on West Williams Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near
Churchill County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
2. Churchill County Courthouse Marker
this postal address: 10 West Williams Avenue, Fallon NV 89406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Churchill County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Oats Park School (approx. half a mile away); The Brothers of E.C.V. (approx. 6.8 miles away); Ragtown (approx. 7.9 miles away); Grimes Point (approx. 8.6 miles away); Pony Express Route (approx. 16.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
NRHP Plaque at Entrance to Churchill County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
3. NRHP Plaque at Entrance to Churchill County Courthouse
Entrance to Churchill County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
4. Entrance to Churchill County Courthouse
Churchill County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 6, 2013
5. Churchill County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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