Teton County

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Teton County is named for the Grand Teton Range, which was named for the French word “teton” meaning “beast”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Park County

E – Park CountyFremont County and Sublette County 

S – Sublette County and Lincoln County

W – Bonneville County, Idaho, Teton County, Idaho, Fremont County, Idaho and Gallatin County, Montana

 

Created:  February 15, 1921                  Map of Wyoming highlighting Teton County
County Seat:

Jackson 1921 – present

County Courthouse – Jackson

Location:  180 South King Street / East Simpson Avenue

Built:  1966 – 1968
Style:  Modern
Architect:  Kellogg and Kellogg
Contractor:  Reiman Wuerth Company

Description:
  The building faces west and is a two story flagstone, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jackson. The west front has a projecting entrance on the first story with glass windows and door. The building is faced with flagstone and has vertical dividers between the windows. The roof is peaked. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the District Court and Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District. The building was renovated in 1995. The architect was Ward / Blake and the contractor was KM Construction

 

Old  County Courthouse – Jackson

 

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Location:  180 South Cache Street / East Simpson Avenue

Built:  1930

Style:  Utilitarian

Architect:  Charles Fox.

Contractor:  Charles Fox.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story wood frame and fieldstone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jackson to the west of the courthouse. The west front has a wide porch with recessed central entrance. The roof is hipped. The building is now privately owned. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1921 and Jackson was selected as the county seat. The county rented premises and in 1930 acquired a one story frame structure as the first courthouse, which is still standing. The second and present courthouse was constricted in 1966 to 1968.

 

County Administration Building – Jackson

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Location:  200 South Willow Road / East Simpson Street

Built:  1995 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Berlin Architects

Contractor:  Continental Construction Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story wood and stone structure. The building is located in the center of Jackson to the south of the courthouse. The northwest corner projects with three sides and entrance on the first story. The first story has a long porch supported by stone pillars. The roof line is flat. 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Jackson

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Jackson

 

 

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County Administration Building – Jackson

 

 

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Grand Teton National Park

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2011