Teton County

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Teton

Teton County is named for the Grand Teton Range, which named for the French word “teton” meaning “beast”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Fremont County

E – Teton County, Wyoming 

S – Bonneville County

W – Madison County

 

Created:  January 26, 1915                                                        Map of Idaho highlighting Teton County

County Seat: 

Driggs  1915 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Driggs 

 

Location:  89 North Main Street / Wallace Avenue

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Prairie School and Classical Revival

Architect:  C A Sundberg of Rexburg

Contractor:  Charles Zollinger of Rexburg

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Driggs. The west front has a central recessed entrance which is trimmed with stone. The center section projects slightly from the main building. The building has an orange-red colored brick veneer laid in common bond with no header rows. There is a horizontal band below the roof line and there is trim on the corners. The roof line is flat. An addition was constructed on the east side.

 

See:  The architect, C A Sundberg of Rexburg also designed the courthouses in Madison County and Power County. The contractor, Charles Zollinger of Rexburg also constructed the courthouse in Madison County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Tetron County Courthouse

 

County Courthouse – Driggs 

 

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Location:  150 Courthouse Drive

Built:  2008 – 2009

Style: Modern

Architect:  Plan One Architects of Driggs

Contractor:  Headwaters Construction of Victor

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the west of the center of Driggs. The north front has a projecting center section with a recessed center having four columns rising to a wide header and recessed entrance. Above the second story windows is wide cornice. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County District Court and County Magistrate Court of the 7th Judicial District. 

 

 

See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Bingham CountyBonneville CountyButte CountyClark CountyCuster CountyFremont CountyJefferson County,  Madison County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1915 and Driggs was designated as the county seat. The county rented premises until the first courthouse was constructed in 1924 to 1925. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 2008 to 2009.

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Driggs

 

 

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County Courthouse – Driggs

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2012