Lincoln County

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Lincoln County is named for Abraham Lincoln, who was a member of Congress from Illinois (1847-1849) and President of the United States (1861-1865 ).

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Teton County

E – Sublette County and Sweetwater County

S – Uinta County

W – Bear Lake County, Idaho and Caribou County, Idaho

 

Created:  February 20, 1913                  Map of Wyoming highlighting Lincoln County
County Seat:

Kemmerer 1913 – present

County Courthouse – Kemmerer

 

Location:  925 Sage Avenue / Topaz Street

Built:  1925 – 1932
Style:  Classical Revival
Architect:  Headlund and Watkins of Salt Lake City, Utah
Contractor:  Thomas G Rowland

Description:
  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kemmerer. The exterior of the building consists of multicolored brick and poured concrete walls aligned in a modified cruciform plan. A new concrete extension attached to the back or west facade acts as a connector between the courthouse and a new office building. The building has a raised stone basement. The east front has wide steps leading up to the second story and a large portico supported by six Doric columns rising to a wide stepped brick parapet wall with clock. Poured concrete caps decorate the upper portion of the courthouse. The roof is divided into several components: one dome and three slightly pitched deck-on-hip roofs. On the center of the roof is a large square dome with gold colored roof and with the Statue of Justice on the top. Ornamented stained glass skylights as part of the hipped roofs provide filtered sunlight to the chambers below. In the interior, a great deal of the original white oak moldings and doors have survived. An atrium defined by metal railings placed in an octagonal shape is located at the center and is open from the first story basement to the dome. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 3rd Judicial District. The building was modified in 1985. The architect was Alfred E Lauber and the contractor was J & W Construction Company Inc. On the northwest side is the Old Sheriff Residence and on the southwest side is the modern Law Enforcement Center.

 

Note: In the atrium is the first statue of Lady Justice which was damaged by bullets and was replaced by the current Lady Justice.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Lincoln County Courthouse

 

County Justice Center – Kemmerer

 

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Location:  1040 Justice Center / Sublet Drive

Built:  2011 – 2013
Style:  Modern
Architect:  GSBS Architects of Salt Lake City, Utah
Contractor:  SIRQ Construction of Lehi, Utah.

Description:
  The building faces northwest and is one and two story multi colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the west side of the center of Kemmerer. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial District. 

 

Old County Courthouse – Kemmerer

 

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Location:  1040 Justice Center / Sublet Drive

Built:  1913
Style:  Federal
Architect:  C H Hicks
Contractor:  Unknown.

Description:
  The building faces south and is a two story cream colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kemmerer to the north of the courthouse. On the south front is a one story portico and on the west side is a center projection section with recessed entrance on the first story. A wide cornice runs along the flat roof line. The building served as the courthouse until 1925.

 

See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Sweetwater County and Uinta County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1913 and Kemmerer was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story stone structure designed by C H Hicks and built in 1913 and which is still standing. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1925 to 1932. The County Justice Center was constructed in 2011 to 2013.

 

 

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County Courthouse - Kemmerer

 

 

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County District Court courtroom

 

 

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Commissioner’s Meeting Room 

 

 

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Damaged Lady Justice

 

 

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Old Sheriff Residence – Kemmerer

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Kemmerer

 

 

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County Justice Center – Kemmerer

 

 

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County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2023