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Daggett County

Daggett County is named for Ellswood Daggett, who was the first Utah Surveyor General.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Sweetwater County, Wyoming

E – Moffat County, Colorado

S – Uintah County

W – Duchesne County and Summit County


Created:  March 4, 1917                         Map of Utah highlighting Daggett County

County Seat: 

Manila  1917 – present


County Courthouse – Manila 


Location:  95 North 100 West Street / West 100 North Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ken Stevenson

Contractor:  Warner & Kendrick


Description:  The building faces east and  is a one story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Manila. The building is a “T” shape with north, south and west wings. The east front has projecting portico supported by two stone pillars and having a peaked roof. The building extends north and south and has few windows. The roof is a red color. The building houses the County District Court and County Justice Court of the 8th Judicial District. On the west side is the white colored plastered Old County Jail.


Note:  The County District Juvenile Court is located at Vernal in Uintah County.


Old County Courthouse – Manila 



Location:  250 West Highway 43 / 3rd West Street

Built:  1912

Style:  Wood Frame

Architect:  Hastrup Brothers

Contractor:  Hastrup Brothers


Description:  To the southwest of the present courthouse is the old wood frame courthouse which was constructed in 1912 as a school. The building is located on spacious grounds. The east front has a projecting center section rising to a dormer at the roof line. The roof is hipped. The building was converted in 1922 to serve as the courthouse. The building is now the Vacation Inn.


See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Duchesne County and Uintah County.


History:  The county was created in 1917 and Manila was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a school built in 1912 and purchased by the county in 1922 for $1,600. The building is still standing. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1977 to 1978.



County Courthouse – Manila 









Old County Jail – Manila



Old Courthouse – Manila



Flaming Gorge Recreation Area







Photos taken 2009