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Duchesne County

Duchesne County is named for Fort Duchesne which was named after du Chasne, a French fur trader, or after Andre Duchesne, who was a French historian, or after Rose Duchesne, who founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in Utah, or after a Native American chief, or after the Ute word meaning “dark canyon”.

 

Surroundinfg County Courthouses: 

N – Summit County

E – Daggett County and Uintah County

S – Carbon County

W – Utah County and Wasatch County

 

Created:  January 1, 1915                      Map of Utah highlighting Duchesne County

County Seat: 

Duchesne  1915

 

County Justice Center – Duchesne 

 

Location:  21554 West 9000 South Street / North Center Street

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Gillies, Stransky, Brems, Smith Architects

Contractor:  Sahara Construction of Bountiful

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story yellow colored concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped ground north of the center of Duchesne. The center section has a courtyard enclosed on three sides and with four stone pillars on the south side. There are few windows and a flat roof line. The building houses the County District Court, County District Juvenile Court and County Justice Court of the 8th Judicial District. 

 

County Administration Building – Duchesne

 

 

Location:  734 North Center Street / East 700 North Street

Built:  1996 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Glen Lloyd

Contractor:  Valley Builders

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Duchesne. The building has a wide horizontal section along the flat roof line. Below are glass walls and buff brick.

 

Old County Courthouse – Duchesne

 

 

Location:  130 South Center Street / West 100 South Street

Built:  1953 – 1954

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Carpenter-Stringham

Contractor:  H C Hughes

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Duchesne. The building has a porch at the entrance on the west front. On the south side is a rear extension with entrance. The roof line is flat. The building is now the Public Library.

 

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

 

History:  The county was created in 1915 and Duchesne was selected as the county seat. The county used rented premises. The first courthouse was constructed in 1953 to 1954 and is still standing. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1996 to 1997. The County Administration Building was constructed in 1996 to 1997.

 

Note:  The highest point in Utah is Kings Peak at 13 ,528 feet ( 1123 meters ) which is located in the county.

 

 

County Justice Center – Duchesne 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Administrative Building – Duchesne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old County Courthouse – Duchesne

 

 

Photos taken 2009