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Sweetwater County

 

Sweetwater County is named for the Sweetwater River which a tributary of the North Platte River.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Sublette County and Fremont County

E – Carbon County

S – Daggett County, Utah and Summit County, Utah

W – Uinta County and Lincoln County

 

Created:  December 27, 1867                Map of Wyoming highlighting Sweetwater County
County Seat:

Green River 1868 – present

 

County Courthouse – Green River

 

Location:  80 West Flaming Gorge Way / North Center Street

Built:  1965 – 1967
Style:  Modern
Architect:  Kellogg & Kellogg
Contractor:  L M Olson, Inc.

Description:
  The building faces southwest and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on llandscaped grounds in the center of Green River and sits on the side of a slope which rises towards the northeast with the southwest side, the first story being at ground level. There are vertical dividers along the south side with glass windows between on the main story and lattice work on the upper stories. The roof line is flat. On the northwest corner is a new addition constructed in 2012 to 2013 at the third story level for the entrance to the County District and Circuit Courts. In the interior the hallways in the southwest section run southeast-northwest. On the northwest side there are two County District Court courtrooms. The building houses the County District Court of the 3rd Judicial District. The architect for the new court entrance addition was Engineering Design Associates of Casper and the contractor was CK Construction Inc. of Camden.

 

Former County Circuit Court – Green River

 


Location:
  177 North Center Street / West 2nd North Street

Built:  1906 – 1907
Style:  Classical Revival
Architect:  William Dubois
Contractor:  Unknown

Description:
  The building faces east and is a one story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Green River on the north side of the courthouse. The building has a raised basement and is located on a slope with steps descending along the slope. The east front has a portico with two columns rising to a wide pediment. The red colored roof is hipped. The building was constructed as a library and in 1981, the building was converted into a court facility and county office. The courtroom was located on the first story. The architect was Dolence & Frullo and the contractor was Constatini Construction Company Inc. The building housed the County Circuit Court of the 3rd Judicial District until 2018 when it moved to the courthouse and County Justice Center. The building stands vacant.

 

See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Lincoln County and Uinta County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1867 as Carter county with county seat at South Pass City ( which is now in Fremont County ). The county name was changed to Sweetwater in 1869 and Green River was selected as the county seat in 1875. The first courthouse was built in 1876. An addition was constructed in 1908. The courthouse was torn down when the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1965 to 1967. The County Justice Center was constructed in 2016 to 2018 in Rock Springs..

 

Other Branch Courthouses

 

Rock Springs – County Justice Center

 

 

 

County Courthouse – Green River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court Addition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 1876 County Courthouse

 

 

Picture 1876 County Courthouse with 1908 Addition

 

 

Former Circuit Court Courthouse – Green River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2009, 2019 and 2023