Pincher Creek was named when a group of prospectors lost a pincer in a small creek at the location of the town and the princers would have been used for trimming the feet of horses.
Location: Pincher Creek is located in the southwest corner of the Province.
Judicial District: Lethbridge / Macleod Judicial District
Provincial Courthouse – Pincher Creek
Location: 782 Main Street / Police Avenue
Built: 1975 – 1977
Architect: Stavro Melathopolous
Description: The building faces north and is a two story red coloured brick, concrete and glass structure. The court section is a one story wing on the west side with a recessed entrance on the north front. The Provincial Building is along the east side with a glass entrance at the centre of the north side. The roof line is flat.
Photos taken 2015