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Gooding County

Gooding County is named for Frank R Gooding, who was the seventh Governor of Idaho and a United States Senator.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Camas County

E – Lincoln County and Jerome County

S – Twin Falls County

W – Elmore County


Created:  February 8, 1913                                                        Map of Idaho highlighting Gooding County

County Seat: 

Gooding  1913 – present


County Courthouse – Gooding 


Location:  624 Main Street / 6th Avenue East

Built:  1969 – 1971

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Watson and Leatham of Boise

Contractor:  Louis J Ellsworth Construction Company of Blackfoot


Description:  The building  faces west and is a one story light colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Gooding, The west front has a porch at the center section supported by six brick pillars. There is a wide horizontal band running along the flat roof line. The building houses the County District Court and County Magistrate Court of the 5th Judicial District. 


See:  The 5th Judicial District includes Blaine CountyCamas CountyCassia CountyJerome CountyLincoln CountyMinidoka County and Twin Falls County.


History:  The county was created in 1913 and Gooding was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a three story wood frame hotel with a fourth floor as dormers, built in 1908. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1969 to 1971.



County Courthouse – Gooding







Commissioner Minutes



Photos taken 2011