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Tooele County

Tooele County is named for either Tuila, who was a Native American chief, or for the Gashute word meaning “bear”, or for the Spanish word “tule” meaning bulrush”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Box Elder County

E – Weber County, Davis CountySalt Lake County and Utah County

S – Juab County  

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


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

County Seat: 

Tooele  1852 – present


County Courthouse – Tooele 


Location:  74 South 1st Street East / East 100 Street South

Built:  2006 – 2007

Style:  Modern

Architect:  MHTN Architects

Contractor:  Jacobsen Construction


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story concrete, brick and glass structure. The east front has a projecting center section with vertical brick dividers and large green glass panels. The north side is a solid glass wall. On the south side is a brown brick section which extends east.


County Administration Building – Tooele



Location:  47 South Main Street / East 100 Street South

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Horne Construction


Description:  The building faces west and is a four story white colored concrete and glass structure. The building served as the courthouse until 2007.


See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Salt Lake County and Summit County.


Note:  The previous courthouse was a two story brick structure constructed by M C Wood in 1899. The building was razed when the 1974 courthouse was constructed.


Old County Courthouse – Tooele



Location:  47 East Vine Street / North Gardner Street

Built:  1867 – 1868

Style:  Federal

Architect:  James Hammond and others

Contractor:  James Hammond and others


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story flagstone structure. In 1874, the belfry was added to the building. The building served as courthouse until 1899 and then as City Hall. The building is presently the Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum.


Note:  The building was designed and constructed  by James Hammond, William Broad, Isaac Lee, W C Gollaher, John Gillespie, George Atkin and John Gordon.


County Justice Center – Grantsville 


Location:  50 North Bowery Street / East Clark Street

Built:  2016 – 2017

Style:  Modern

Architect:  JRC Architects of Salt Lake City

Contractor:  Hughes General Contractors Inc. of North Salt Lake


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story white concrete, brick, metal and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Grantsville. The west front has a central projecting glass entrance. On the north side, the building extends south and rises higher.  The building has ribbed metal wall panels. The roof line is flat. There is one courtroom. 


Note:  The installer was Raymond Keller Construction Inc. of Woods Cross and the cost  of construction was $3,600,000.




County Courthouse – Tooele







County Administration Building – Tooele





Old County Courthouse – Tooele









Pictures taken 2009, 2013 and 2015