Duchesne County

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Duchesne County is named for Fort Duchesne which was named after du Chasne, a French fur trader, or after Andre Duchesne, who was a French historian, or after Rose Duchesne, who founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in Utah, or after a Native American chief, or after the Ute word meaning “dark canyon”.


Created:  January 1, 1915

County Seat: 

Duchesne  1915


County Courthouse – Duchesne 


Location:  21554 West 9000 South Street / North Center Street

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gillies, Stransky, Brems, Smith Architects

Contractor:  Sahara Construction of Bountiful


Description:  The building faces siuth and is a one story yellow colored concrete structure. The center section has a courtyard enclosed on three sides and with four stone pillars on the south side, There are few windows and a flat roof line. The building is located on the north side of the city.


County Administration – Duchesne




Location:  734 North Center Street / East 700 North Street

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Glen Lloyd

Contractor:  Valley Builders


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story concrete and glass structure. The building has a wide horizontal section along the roof line. Below are glass walls and buff colored brick. The building is set into rising landscaped grounds.


Old County Courthouse - Duchesne




Location:  130 South Center Street / West 100 South Street

Built:  1953 – 1954

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Carpenter-Stringham

Contractor:  H C Hughes


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building has a porch at the entrance on the west front. On the south side is a rear extension with entrance. The roof line is flat. The building is now the Public Library.



N – Summit County

E – Daggett County and Uintah County

S – Carbon County

W – Utah County and Wasatch County





























Photos taken 2009