Washakie County is named for the Washakie, who was leader of the Soshoni Native American tribe and who lived from 1804 to 1900.
Created: February 9, 1911
Worland 1911 – present
County Courthouse – Worland
Location: 1000 Big Horn Avenue / North 10th Street
Built: 1936 – 1937
Style: Art Deco
Architect: J G Link & Son
Contractor: Green Brothers Construction Company of Hastings, Nebraska
Description: The building faces south and is a three story buff-yellow colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The south front has a projecting center section with a large stone framed entrance with glass rising to the second story. The east and west wings are two stories. The roof line is flat. The building was a Federal Emergency Administration project. On the north side is a two story buff colored brick addition constructed in 1985 and named as the Criminal Justice Facility.
See: The architect, John G Link of Montana ( in association with Charles S Haire and others ) designed courthouses in Montana in Big Horn County, Carter County, Custer County, Dawson County, Granite County, McCone County, Musselshell County, Richland County, Rosebud County, Sheridan County and Silver Bow County; and in Wyoming in Park County and Sheridan County.
N – Big Horn County
E – Johnson County
Photos taken 2009 and 2013