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Utah County

Utah County is named for the Ute Native American tribe called by the Spanish name of “Yute”.


Surrounding Counties


N – Salt Lake County

E – Wasatch County and Duchesne County

S – Carbon CountySanpete County and Juab County

W – Juab County and Tooele County


Created:  March 3, 1853                         Map of Utah highlighting Utah County

County Seat: 

Provo  1853 – present


County Courthouse – Provo 


Location:  60 West Center Street / South 100 Street East

Built:  1920 – 1928

Style:   Neo-Classical

Architect:  Joseph Nelson

Contractor:  Rudine and Chytraus


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story oolite limestone structure. The west front has a large portico supported by six white columns rising to a wide pediment with frieze at the roof line. Above the pediment is a large square section rising above the roof line. The roof line is flat with a projecting cornice. The interior has a skylight and marble hallways. The building is surrounded by spacious grounds.


Note:  The old courthouse was constructed by L C Synder Smoot & Company in 1872.  The building was demolished when the present courthouse was constructed.


County Justice Building – Provo 



Location:  151 South University Avenue / E 100 S Street

Built:  2003 – 2004

Style:   Modern

Architect:  Gillies, Stronsky, Brews & Smith

Contractor:  Control, Inc.


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story brick, glass and concrete structure. The west and east entrances are framed with stone with red colored brick facing on the main part of the building. Buff colored brick facing runs north and south along the building. The roof line is flat.


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


County Administration Building – Provo 



Location:  100 East Center Street / South 100 Street East

Built:  1987 – 1988

Style:   Modern

Architect:  MHTN Architects of Salt Lake City

Contractor:  Jacobsen Construction of Salt Lake City


Description:  The building faces north and is a four story white colored concrete and glass structure. The building has a flat roof line.



County Courthouse – Provo



























County Justice Building – Provo













County Administration Building – Provo







Photos taken 2009 and 2013