Grand County

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Grand County is named for the Grand River which was later called the Colorado River and which flows through the county.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Uintah County

E – Mesa County, Colorado

S – San Juan County

W – Emery County 

Created:  March 13, 1890                       Map of Utah highlighting Grand County

County Seat: 

Moab  1890 – present


County Courthouse – Moab 


Location:  125 West Center Street / North 100 Street East

Built:  1937 – 1938

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Scott & Welch

Contractor:  Tolboe & Tolboe


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The east wing extends south and the west wing is recessed. The east wing entrance protrudes and is framed with brick with two Art Deco lighting fixtures. The west wing has vertical brick dividers on the protruding entrance section which has four Art Deco lighting fixtures. Light colored stone trim forms a horizontal band across the top of the second story windows and between the first and second story windows. The basement is concrete. The roof line is flat.


See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Carbon CountyEmery County and San Juan County.


History:  The county was created in 1890 and Moab was selected as the county seat. The county used rented premises until the first courthouse, a two story structure was built in 1903. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1937 to 1938.




County Courthouse – Moab



















Arches National Park













Photos taken 1966 and 2008