mariposa court house

In the heart of the Mariposa township, the Mariposa County Courthouse is a State of California Historical Landmark (No. 670), housing the judicial seat of Mariposa County. It is the oldest courthouse in continuous use west of the Rockies and third oldest in the nation as well as being on the National Register of Historical Places. Appearing much as it did in 1854, the courthouse contains the original furniture and other furnishings. The clock and bell tower were added in 1866 and the 267 lb. hand-cranked bell still rings on the quarter hour. The Mariposa County Courthouse is just another unique feature you can enjoy within walking distance of much of the Manzanita Estates development.