Fremont County is named for John C Fremont, who was an explorer and United States Senator and who lived from 1813 to 1890.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
Created: March 5, 1884
Lander 1884 – present
County Courthouse – Lander
Location: 450 North 2nd Street / Amoretti Street
Built: 1955 – 1956
Architect: Robert Wehrli
Contractor: Spiegelberg Lumber and Building Company
Description: The building complex faces west and is a two story red and white colored brick and concrete structures. The building complex is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Lander. The building complex is “L” shaped with a north two story red colored brick wing, a central white colored section on the east and a cube design red colored section on the southeast. The newer south section has two red colored brick arches along the west side. The roof lines are flat. The building complex houses the County District Court and County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District. An addition was added in 1974. The architect was Corbett / Dehnert Associates and the contractor was Brasel & Sims Construction Company.
History: The county was created in 1884 and Lander was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story structure built in 1886 to 1887 at a cost of $25,235. An addition was designed and built in 1915 by John Hoagland. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1955 to 1956. An addition was constructed on the south side in 1974.
Satelite County Courthouse – Dubois
Location: 712 Meckem Street / Di Street
Description: The building faces southeast and is a two story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Dubois. The building has an overhanging roof with the second story being recessed. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Town of Dubois and the County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District.
County Justice Center – Riverton
Location: 1160 Major Avenue / Gasser Road
Built: 2014 – 2015
Architect: Bob Reilly
Contractor: L M Olson Inc. of Rawlins
Description: The building faces east and is a two story white and gray colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds to the north of the center of Riverton. At the southeast corner is a glass walled entrance section. The roof line is flat. The building houses the county offices and the County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District.
Note: The highest point in Wyoming is Gannett Peak at 13,785 feet ( 4210 meters ) which is located in the county.
County Courthouse – Lander
Picture 1886 County Courthouse
Photos taken 2009 and 2013