Uinta County

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Uinta County is named for the Uinta Mountains which were named after the Uintah Native American Tribe.

 

Created:  December 1, 1869
County Seat:

Evanston 1869 – present

County Courthouse – Evanston

Location:  225 9th Street / Main Street

Built:  1873 – 1874
Style:  Georgian Revival
Architect:  Harvey Booth and William McDonald
Contractor:  Harvey Booth and William McDonald

Description: 
The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The west front of the original building has a high portico supported by two large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The entrance is arched with stone trim. The roof is hipped. The jail was completed in 1873 and formed the original building with the courthouse added a yeat later. The design and construction of both sections were carried out by the same parties assisted by mason William Durnford. The two story west section was added in 1910. The architect was G A Graves and the contractor was W H Armstrong. In 1984 the north and south glass walled additions were constructed. The new section surrounds the original building on three sides and an atrium provides space between the old and new sections.The architect was Cornwall, Evans & Fife and the contractor was Overthrust Constructors, Inc.

 

Note:  The courthouse was constructed in three stages with the jail being constructed in 1873, the courthouse in 1874 and an addition constructed in 1910. The original section is the oldest court building in Wyoming. William McDonald was also the chairman of the Uinta County Commission and his contract stipulated that the cost be no more than $25,000. The 1910 addition cost $24,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lincoln County

E – Sweetwater County

S – Summit County, Utah

W – Rich County, Utah

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2013