Rio Blanco County

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Rio Blanco

Rio Blanco County is named for the Rio Blanco which flows through the county and is the Spanish for “white river”.

 

Created:  March 23, 1889

County Seat:

Meeker  1889 – present

 

County Courthouse – Meeker

 

Location:  555 Main Street / 5th Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  C Francis Pillsbury

Contractor:  N G Petry Company of Denver

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story red colored flagstone structure. The south front has a central entrance with canopy above. The building recesses in tiers and the windows are small in size. The roof line is flat. An addition was added in 1956. The architect was J Lewis Ford.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Moffat County and Routt County

East    – Routt County and Garfield County

South – Garfield County

West  – Uintah County, Utah 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011