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Fremont County


Fremont County is named for John C Fremont, who was an explorer and United States Senator and who lived from 1813 to 1890.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Park CountyHot Springs County and Washakie County

E – Natrona County and Cabron County

S – Sweetwater County

W – Sublette County and Teton County


Created:  March 5, 1884                         Map of Wyoming highlighting Fremont County
County Seat:

Lander 1884 – present


County Courthouse – Lander


Location:  450 North 2nd Street / Amoretti Street

Built:  1955 – 1956
Style:  Modern
Architect:  Robert Wehrli
Contractor:  Spiegelberg Lumber and Building Company

The building complex faces west and is a two story red and white colored brick and concrete structures. The building complex is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Lander with a park on the west side. The building complex is “L” shaped with a north two story red colored brick wing, a central white colored section on the east and a cube design red colored section on the southeast. The newer south section has two red colored brick arches along the west side. The roof lines are flat. In the interior there is an entrance lobby on the west side. The County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the northeast side of the entrance lobby. At the center is the County District Court courtroom1 which has a round shape with buff colored brick walls. On the south side of the building is the large County District Court courtroom 2.. The building complex houses the County District Court and County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District. An addition was added in 1974. The architect was Corbett / Dehnert Associates and the contractor was Brasel & Sims Construction Company.


See:  The 9th Judicial District includes Sublette County and Teton County.


History:  The county was created in 1884 and Lander was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story structure built in 1886 to 1887 at a cost of $25,235. An addition was designed and built in 1915 by John Hoagland. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1955 to 1956. An addition was constructed on the south side in 1974.


Note:  The highest point in Wyoming is Gannett Peak at 13,785 feet ( 4210 meters ) which is located in the county. 


Satellite County Courthouse – Dubois


Location:  712 Meckem Street / Di Street

Built:  Unknown
Style:  Modern
Architect:  Unknown
Contractor:  Unknown

The building faces southeast and is a two story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Dubois. The building has an overhanging roof with the second story being recessed. The roof line is flat. The building houses the Town of Dubois and the County Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial District.


Other Branch Courthouses


County Justice Center – Riverton



County Courthouse – Lander



















County Circuit Court courtroom











County District Court courtroom #1











County District Court courtroom #2













Picture 1886 County Courthouse

Photos taken 2009, 2013 and 2023