Piute County

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Piute County is named for the Piute, a Native American Tribe who resided in the region.


Created:  January 16, 1865

County Seat: 

Junction  1865 – present


County Courthouse – Junction 


Location:  550 North Main Street / 500 North Street

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

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

Style:  Victorian

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