Skip to content
Home » US States » O-U » Utah » Sanpete County

Sanpete County

Sanpete County is named for San Pitch, who was a leader in Utah and his names was corrupted to “Sanpete”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Juab County and Utah County

E – Carbon County and Emery County

S – Sevier County

W – Millard County and Juab County

Created:  March 3, 1852                         Map of Utah highlighting Sanpete County

County Seat: 

Manti  1852 – present


County Courthouse – Manti 


Location:  160 North Main Street / East 205 North Street

Built:  1935 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Lorenzo S Young

Contractor:  Frank Mavlett and Darrell J Greewell ( WPA Superintendants ).


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white colored polished stone, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Manti. The building has four narrow vertical windows in the center section with the entrance flanked by two Art Deco lighting fixtures, and with the fifth narrow window above the doorway. The courtroom is located on the second story. This was a Work Projects Administration project. On the east side is the County Jail.


See:  The 6th Judicial District includes Garfield County, Kane CountyPiute County, Sevier County and Wayne County.


History:  The county was created in 1852 and Manti was selected as the county seat. The county officers met in the schoolhouse. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure built in 1864 at a cost of $850 and a stone addition was built in 1873. The courthouse was remodeled in 1894. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1935 to 1937 at a cost of $90,000.



County Courthouse – Manti

























Photos taken 2008 and 2015