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Power County

Power County is named for the American Falls Power Plant.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Blaine County and Bingham County

E – Bingham County and Bannock County

S – Oneida County

W – Cassia County and Blaine County


Created:  January 30, 1913                                                        Map of Idaho highlighting Power County

County Seat: 

American Falls  1913 – present


County Courthouse – American Falls 


Location:  543 Bannock Avenue / Idaho Street

Built:  1925 – 1926

Style:  Prairie School and Neo-Classical Revival

Architect:  C A Sundberg of Idaho Falls

Contractor:  Bird Findlayson


Description:  The building  faces northwest and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of American Falls. The northwest front has a projecting central section with stone framed entrance on the first story and large window above on the second story. The windows have stone trim. The roof line is flat. In the interior the County District Court courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County District Court and County Magistrate Court of the 6th Judicial District. Plumbing was done by M A Wortman.


See:  The architect, C A Sundberg of Rexburg also designed the courthouses in Madison County and Teton County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Power County Courthouse


See:  The 6th Judicial District includes Bannock CountyBear Lake CountyCaribou CountyFranklin County and Oneida County.


History:  The county was created in 1913 and American Falls was designated as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1925 to 1926 at a cost of $25,750.



County Courthouse – American Falls









County District Court courtroom





Commissioner Minutes

Photos taken 2011 and 2012