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Fremont County

Fremont County is named for John Charles Fremont, who was an explorer, United States general and United States Senator from California.

 

Surrounding Courthouses: 

N – Park County and Teller County

E – El Paso County and Pueblo County 

S –  Custer County

W – Saguache County and Chaffeee County

 

Created:  November 1, 1861                  Map of Colorado highlighting Fremont County

County Seat:

Canon City  1861 – present

 

County Judicial Center – Canon City

 

Location:  136 Justice Center Road / Fremont Drive

Built:  1998 – 2002

Style:  Modern

Architect:  MCB Architects, PC

Contractor:  Schauer Construction Company Limited

 

Description: The building faces south and is a four story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the east of the center of Canon City. The south front has a one story entrance section with large windows. On the northwest is the four story section. On the east is a two story wing. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County District Court and County Court of the 11th Judicial District.

 

County Courthouse – Canon City

 

 

Location:  615 Macon Avenue / North 7th Street

Built:  1959 – 1960

Style: Modern

Architect:  Nixon & Jones

Contractor:  Ross E Cox

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Canon City. The entrance has glass panels. The roof line is flat.  In the interior is a large open atrium with skylight above. The building is now the County Administration Building and served as the courthouse until 2000.

 

Note:  In 1861, Fremont County was one of the 17 original counties

 

See:  The 11th Judicial District includes Chaffeee CountyCuster County and Park County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1861 and Canon City was selected as the county seat. The court first met in 1863 and used rented premises. The fist courthouse was built on the 100 Block of Macon Avenue in 1882. The courthouse began to sink due to unstable soil and was dismantled and rebuilt as the two story brick second courthouse at Macon Avenue and Fourth Street. The courthouse was razed in 1961 after the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1959 to 1960. The County Judicial Center was constructed in 1998 to 2002.

 

 

County Judicial Center – Canon City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse – Canon City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2011