Kane County

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Kane County is named for Thomas L Kane, who assisted early settlers to the region.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Iron County and Garfield County

E – San Juan County

S – Coconino County, Arizona and Mohave County, Arizona 

W – Washington County and Iron County


Created:  January 16, 1864                    Map of Utah highlighting Kane County

County Seat

Grafton          1866 – 1867

Rockville        1867 – 1869

Tonquerville   1869 – 1882

Kanab            1882 – present


County Courthouse – Kanab 


Location:  76 North Main Street / East 100 Street North

Built:  1981 – 1982

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Stringham and Stringham

Contractor:  Don Meink Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kanab. The building has a central section with a raised black colored roof. A wide horizontal cement band is supported by brick pillars and forms a canopy over the entrances. The City Hall forms part of the northeast corner of the building. 


See:  The 6th Judicial District includes Garfield County, Piute County, Sanpete CountySevier County and Wayne County.


History:  The county was created in 1864 and Grafton was selected as the county seat in 1866. The county seat was moved to Rockville in 1867 and then to Tonquerville in 1869. With boundary changes, the county seat was moved to Kanab in 1882. The county officers met in the Latter Day Saints Tithing Office and in 1884, the county rented office space from William D Johnson, R Moncur and William Carroll. The first courthouse was built by Broadbent, Hopkins and Averett in 1889 at a cost of $2,500. The second courthouse was a two story brick structure designed by Ware & Teganza and constructed in 1920 to 1912. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1981 to 1982.




County Courthouse – Kanab
















Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park




Photos taken 2008