Piute County is named for the Piute, a Native American Tribe who resided in the region.
Created: January 16, 1865
Junction 1865 – present
County Courthouse – Junction
Location: 550 North Main Street / 500 North Street
Built: 1996 – 1997
Architect: Kevin Madsen and Kyle Harris
Contractor: G P Construction Services ( Gary Powell ) of American Fork
Description: The building faces east and is a one story multi-colored brick, wood, concrete and glass structure. The building has a large portico supported by six white columns with a recessed arched glass entrance. The windows along the building are arched. At each corner, the building extends with white columns supporting the overhang. The roof is hipped.
Old County Courthouse – Junction
Location: NW – North Main Street / Center Street
Built: 1902 – 1903
Architect: R C Watkins of Provo
Contractor: Young, Allen & Morrill
Description: The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has an arched brick portico with balcony above. On the southeast corner is a four story square brick tower with peaked roof. A white colored cornice follows the roof line. Small peaked roof towers are located on the other three corners of the building.
Note: The building was constructed for $7,670 and John Morrill donated the land. A fire in 1943 damaged parts of the interior.
See: National Register of Historic Places – Piute County Courthouse
N – Sevier County
E – Wayne County
S – Garfield County
W – Beaver County
Photos talen 2008