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Carbon County

Carbon County is named for the coal found in the area.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Utah CountyDuchesne County and Uintah County

E – Uintah County

S – Emery County

W – Emery County and Sanpete County


Created:  March 8, 1894                         Map of Utah highlighting Carbon County

County Seat: 

Price  1894 – present


Former County Courthouse – Price ( demolished )


Location:  120 East Main Street / South 100 Street East

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fred L Markham

Contractor:  Fred M Reynolds


Description:  The building faced north and was a one and two story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure.  The building was located on landscaped grounds in the center of Price and was “L” shaped with a rectangular second story above the west wing. There was a large portico at the center of the north front, supported by brick columns. Along the north front walls were ceramic title panels. The roof line was flat. The building was demolished and replaced by the new courthouse in 2018.


County Courthouse – Price 


Location:  120 East Main Street / South 100 Street East

Built:  2016 – 2018

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Architectural Nexus of Salt Lake City

Contractor:  Oakland Construction.


Description:  The building faces north and  is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Price on the site of the former courthouse.  The north front has glass wall with vertical brick dividers. On the northwest corner is a square tower section with vertical glass wall at the corner. On the east side the building angles northeast. The roof line is flat. 


County Administration Building – Price 


Location:  751 East 100 North / North 700 East

Built:  2013 – 2015

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Scott P Evans Architects of Salt Lake City

Contractor:  Ascent Construction Inc. of Centerville


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the east side of the center of Price to the northeast of the courthouse. The south front has large glas panel sections with vertical concrete pillars and vertical and horizontal blue and pink colored bands of concrete. The roof line is flat. The building houses the administration and the Justice Court. 


Note: The electrical contractor was Envision Engineering, mechanical contractor was VBF,  structural contractor was BHB Engineers and civil contractor was was Hill & Argyle.


See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Emery CountyGrand County and San Juan County.


History:  The county was created in 1894 and Price was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a three story structure designed by R C Watkins of Watkins and Birch and constructed in 1911 to 1912. The courthouse was torn down in 1960. The second courthouse was constructed in 1958 to 1959.  The courthouse was demolished when the third and present courthouse was constructed in 2016 to 2018 at a cost of $14,864,000. The County Administration Building was constructed in 2013 to 2015 at a cost of $17,000,000.



Former County Courthouse – Price





Photos taken 2008