Daggett County is named for Ellswood Daggett, who was the first Utah Surveyor General.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
N – Sweetwater County, Wyoming
E – Moffat County, Colorado
S – Uintah County
W – Duchesne County and Summit County
Created: March 4, 1917
Manila 1917 – present
County Courthouse – Manila
Location: 95 North 100 West Street / West 100 North Street
Built: 1977 – 1978
Architect: Ken Stevenson
Contractor: Warner & Kendrick
Description: The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Manila. The building is a “T” shape with north, south and west wings. The east front has projecting portico supported by two stone pillars and having a peaked roof. The building extends north and south and has few windows. The roof is a red color. The building houses the County District Court and County Justice Court of the 8th Judicial District. On the west side is the white colored plastered Old County Jail.
Note: The County District Juvenile Court is located at Vernal in Uintah County.
Old County Courthouse – Manila
Location: 250 West Highway 43 / 3rd West Street
Style: Wood Frame
Architect: Hastrup Brothers
Contractor: Hastrup Brothers
Description: To the southwest of the present courthouse is the old wood frame courthouse which was constructed in 1912 as a school. The building is located on spacious grounds. The east front has a projecting center section rising to a dormer at the roof line. The roof is hipped. The building was converted in 1922 to serve as the courthouse. The building is now the Vacation Inn.
See: The 8th Judicial District includes Duchesne County and Uintah County.
History: The county was created in 1917 and Manila was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a school built in 1912 and purchased by the county in 1922 for $1,600. The building is still standing. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1977 to 1978.
County Courthouse - Manila
Old County Jail – Manila
Old Courthouse – Manila
Flaming Gorge Recreation Area
Photos taken 2009