Goshen County

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Goshen County is named for The Land of Goshen, a biblical paradise.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Niobrara County

E – Sioux County, Nebraska, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska and Banner County, Nebraska

S – Laramie County

W – Laramie County and Platte County

 

Created:  February 11, 1911                   Map of Wyoming highlighting Goshen County
County Seat:

Torrington 1911 – present

County Courthouse – Torrington

Location:  2125 East A Street / East 21st Avenue

Built:  1913 – 1914
Style:  Classical Revival
Architect:  William Redding & Don of Denver, Colorado
Contractor:  J T Kerns

Description: 
The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Torrington. The building has a raised basement. At the south front, there are two large columns supporting a portico that rises to a pediment at the flat roof line. There is a wide cornice below the roof line. A three story addition was constructed on the west side of the courthouse in 1983. The addition contains the courtroom. The building houses the District Court and Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial District. The architect was Deines, Myrick, McLain & Associates and the contractor was Groathouse Construction. Inc. of Laramie.

 

History:  The county was created in 1911 and Torrington was selected as the county seat in 1913. The county leased two rooms from J T Snow as the first courthouse. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1913 to 1914 at a cost 0f $40,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Torrington

 

 

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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

 

 

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Photos taken 2000 and 2009