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Carbon County


Carbon County is named for the coal deposits found in the area.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Natrona County

E – Albany County

S – Jackson County, Colorado, Routt County, Colorado and Moffat County, Colorado

W – Sweetwater County and Fremont County


Created: December 16, 1868                 Map of Wyoming highlighting Carbon County
County Seat:

Rawlins 1868 – present


County Courthouse – Rawlins


Location: 415 West Pine Street / 4th Street

Built: 1938 – 1940
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Frederic Hutchenson Porter
Contractor: Spiegekberg Lumber & Building Company

The building faces south and is a four story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building faces south and was completed in 1940. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Rawlins. The building has a recessed center section with the first story entrance projecting forward in line with the east and west wings. The windows on the second and third stories are vertical and narrow. The fourth story is recessed and has a flat roof line. There is a one story addition on the northeast side. The roof line is flat. The interior has stained glass windows in the rotunda and marble stairs. The large County District Court courtroom is located on the north side of the third story and the jail is on the fourth story. The County Circuit Court courtroom is located is located on the west side of the second story. The building houses the County District Court and County Circuit Court of the 2nd Judicial District. The building was renovated in 2022 to 2023. The architects were Winters Griffith Architects, Carlson West Povandra Architects and EKM&P, Inc./Voorhis Associates, Inc. and the contractor was FCI Contractors of Wyoming. LLC.


See:  The 2nd Judicial District includes Albany County.


History:  The county was created in 1868 and Rawlins was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was John Doty’s former saloon and billiard hall south of the tracks. The second courthouse was a two story sandstone structure built by Carson & Company in 1881 to 1882 at a cost of $25,000. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1938 to 1940 at a cost of $130,500.



County Courthouse – Rawlins



























County District Court courtroom

















County Circuit Court courtroom













Photos taken 2009, 2013 and 2023