Washakie County

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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
County Seat:

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 CountyRichland County, Rosebud County, Sheridan County and Silver Bow County; and in Wyoming in Park County and Sheridan County.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Big Horn County

E – Johnson County

S – Natrona County and Fremont County

W – Hot Springs County and Park County

 

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2013