Rich County

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Rich County is named for the fertility of the Bear River Valley and was first named Richland until 1868, or for Charles C Rich, who was a Mormon apostle who started the settlement of Bear Lake.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Bear Lake County, Idaho

E – Lincoln County, Wyoming and Uinta County, Wyoming

S – Summit County

W – Morgan CountyWeber County and Cache County

 

Created:  January 13, 1864                    Map of Utah highlighting Rich County

County Seat: 

st. Charles  1864 – 1872

Randolph    1872 – present

 

County Courthouse – Randolph

 

Location:  20 South Main Street / East Church Street

Built:  1941 – 1942

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Ashton & Evans of Salt Lake City

Contractor:  Arthur Peck ( supervisor under Works Project Administration )

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story yellow colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Randolph. The center section rises higher and has a recessed entrance on the west side with four square white pillars. The north and south wings are lower. The building has a peaked roof. The building was constructed under the Works Project Administration using local trades and labor.

 

Note:  The city and school district contributed to the cost of construction and occupied part of the building upon completion. The cost of construction was $42,297.

 

History:  The county was created in 1864 with county seat at St. Charles. The county seat was moved to Randolph in 1872. The first courthouse was a log cabin owned by Harvey Harper. The second courthouse was built by Joseph Neville in 1888 at a cost of $2,479. The Third and present courthouse was constructed in 1940 to 1941 at a cost of $42,297.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Randolph

 

 

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Commission Minutes

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2013