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Millard County

Millard County is named for Millard Fillmore, who was the thirteen President of the United States of America.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Juab County

E – Juab County, Sanpete County and Sevier County

S – Beaver County

W – Lincoln County, Nevada and White Pine County, Nevada

 

Created:  October 4, 1851                      Map of Utah highlighting Millard County

County Seat: 

Fillmore  1852 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fillmore 

 

Location:  50 South Main Street / West Center Street

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Rutherford & Ashton

Contractor:  Hans Rassussen & Sons

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story dark red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building has a large portico in the center with two large white columns rising to the pediment at the roof line. A wide vertical brown colored cornice follows the roof line. The windows on the second story are arched. The building houses the administration offices.

 

County Judicial Center  – Fillmore 

 

 

Location:  765 South Highway 99 / Fillmore Community Medical Center Road

Built:  1982 – 1983

Style:  Modern

Architect:  John Markhem

Contractor:  Big Basin Construction

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a one story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The northwest front has a high center section which projects slightly. The northwest walls slope on either side of the center section with entrances on the southwest and northeast sides. The roof is hipped. A wing extends south along the eastern side with an arched entrance at the junction of the main building. In 1993, the addition on the northeast side was constructed to house the courtroom and offices. The architect was Pasker, Gould, Ames & Weaver Inc. of Salt Lake City and the contractor was Stacey Enterprises. In 1998, the building was further expanded. The architect was Gilles Stransky Brem & Smith and the contractor was Sahara Construction.

 

See:  The 4th Judicial District includes Juab County, Utah County and Wasatch County.

 

Old Territorial Capitol  – Fillmore 

 

 

Location:   50 West Capitol Avenue / South Main Street

Built:  1852 – 1855

Style:  Federal Colonial

Architect:  Truman O Angell

Contractor:  Anson Call and local trades

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored sand stone and wood structure. The sandstone was quarried from the mountains east of the Fillmore. The south front has a small porch at the first story central entrance. The second story windows are arched. The eaves extend from the building and a wide white colored band follows the roof line. The roof is hipped. During construction, William Felshaw was the supervisor of construction. The south wing was used by the Fifth Territorial Legislature Oct. 10, 1855. In 1856 the seat of government was moved to Salt Lake City. The building was converted in 1872 for use as the courthouse. The building is now the Territorial Statehouse State Park.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Territorial Capitol

 

History:  The county was created in 1851 and Fillmore was selected as the county seat. in 1852 when the county was organized. Fillmore was proposed as the state capital and the first courthouse was built in 1852 to 1855 at a cost of $20,000. The original statehouse building plans called for four wings connected by a Moorish dome at the center, but only the south wing was completed. The building was converted in 1872 for use as the courthouse. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1920 to 1921. The County Judicial Center was constructed in 1982 to 1983.

 

 

County Courthouse – Fillmore  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2008 and 2013