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Goshen County

 

 

Goshen County is named for The Land of Goshen, a biblical paradise.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Niobrara County

E – Sioux County, Nebraska, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska and Banner County, Nebraska

S – Laramie County

W – Laramie County and Platte County

 

Created:  February 11, 1911                   Map of Wyoming highlighting Goshen County
County Seat:

Torrington 1911 – present

 

County Courthouse – Torrington

 

Location:  2125 East A Street / East 21st Avenue

Built:  1913 – 1914
Style:  Classical Revival
Architect:  William Redding & Don of Denver, Colorado
Contractor:  J T Kerns

Description: 
The building faces south and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Torrington. The building has a raised basement on the first story. At the south front, there are two large columns supporting a portico that rises to a pediment at the flat roof line. There is a wide cornice below the roof line. In the interior stairs ascend to the third story. The County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the east side of the third story. A three story addition was constructed on the west side of the courthouse in 1983. The addition is rectangular and angles southwest. The roof line is flat. The entrance is along the north side. In the interior there is a glass entrance lobby with stairs ascending to the third story. The County District courtroom is located at the north side of the third story. . The building houses the County District Court and County Circuit Court of the 8th Judicial District. The architect was Deines, Myrick, McLain & Associates and the contractor was Groathouse Construction. Inc. of Laramie.

 

See:  The 8th Judicial District includes Converse County, Niobrara County and Platte County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1911 and Torrington was selected as the county seat in 1913. The county leased two rooms from J T Snow as the first courthouse. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1913 to 1914 at a cost 0f $40,000. The addition was constructed in 1982 to 1983.

 

 

County Courthouse – Torrington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Circuit Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Courthouse Addition – Torrington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Laramie National Historic Site

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2000, 2009 and 2023