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Cassia County

Cassia County is named for Cassia Creek or for James John Cazier, who was a member of the Mormon Battalion.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Twin Falls CountyJerome County, Minidoka CountyBlaine County and  Power County

E – Power County and Oneida County

S – Box Elder County, Utah and Elko County, Nevada

W – Twin Falls County

 

Created:  February 20, 1879                                                      Map of Idaho highlighting Cassia County

County Seat: 

Albion  1879 – 1918

Burley  1918 – present

 

County Courthouse – Burley 

 

Location:  1559 Overland Avenue / East 15th Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco

Architect: Burton E Morse of Twin Falls

Contractor:   C W Watkins of Boise

 

Description:  The building  faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Burley. The building has a raised basement. The west front has a high center section with the entrance on the first story and large window on the second story with a cream colored terra cotta cast with foliate and geometric design and above the window another cream colored panel. On the exterior are projecting dividers between the windows. A horizontal band runs along the flat roof line. Canopies extend from the west and south entrances. The building houses the County District Court and County Magistrate Court of the 5th Judicial District. 

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Cassia County Courthouse

 

Old County Courthouse – Albion

 

Location:  100 West Market Street / Main Street

Built:  1879

Style:  Commercial

Architect: Hardy Sears

Contractor:   Hardy Sears

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a two story white colored wood frame structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Albion. The roof is hipped. The building was constructed as a hotel by Hardy Sears and purchased by the county in 1885. In 1890, a vault was constructed.

 

See:  The 5th Judicial District includes Blaine CountyCamas CountyGooding CountyJerome CountyLincoln County, Minidoka County and Twin Falls County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1879 and Albion (Marsh Basin) was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a frame structure built by J E Harrington at a cost of $150. In 1882, the county rented Howell Hall for court hearings. In 1885, a former hotel was purchased as the second courthouse and the building is still standing. In 1918, the county seat was moved to Burley. The county used spaced in the City Hall as the second courthouse. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1939 to 1940 at a cost of $118,182.

 

 

County Courthouse – Burley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2011