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St. George in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse

 
 
Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  St. George was designated as the county seat on January 14, 1883. This building was begun in 1866 and completed in 1876. It served the county government as offices. The 18-inch thick walls housed the jail in the basement and school was held upstairs during the day and served as courtroom by night. Still reflecting days of old are the original panes of glass alongside the entrance doors, the chandeliers, security vault, exterior cornice work, roof cupola, dome, and original murals of Zion and Grand Canyon in upstairs assembly room.
 
Erected by St. George Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1866.
 
Location. 37° 6.598′ N, 113° 34.892′ W. Marker is in St. George, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on East St. George Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 97 East St George Boulevard, Saint George UT 84770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Dixie Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stone Quarries
Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse Marker
Old Washington County Courthouse
Built 1866-1876
Architect: Unknown
Construction Supervised by Jacob Gates
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); And the Desert Shall Blossom (about 500 feet away); St. George Social Hall “Opera House” (about 500 feet away); Dixie Academy (about 500 feet away); Brigham Young Home (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. George.
 
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Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
3. Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse Marker
Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
4. Pioneer – Washington County - Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022