Stevens County

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Stevens County is named after Isaac Ingalls Stevens, who directed the surveys for the construction of a Pacific railroad and was Governor of the Washington Territory 1853-1857, delegate to Congress 1857-1861 and general in the Civil War.


Created:  February 20, 1862

County Seat:

Morris  1862 – present


County Courthouse – Morris


Location:  400  Colorado Avenue / East 5th Street

Built:  2010 – 2011

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Klein McCarthy Architects of Minneapolis

Contractor:  Contegnity Construction Management of Little Falls


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is a remodel of the old courthouse with an addition on the east side. The center section projects from the main building and has a glass front. On the east side is a length of glass wall with brick section at the east end. The building is set on the side of a slope and there is section on the north side.


Old County Courthouse – Morris ( demolished )




Location:  400  Colorado Avenue / East 5th Street

Built:  1957 – 1958

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Foss and Company of Fargo, North Dakota

Contractor:  Larson Construction Company.


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a two story brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The building is a low horizontal structure and is 225 feet by 65 feet. The building has a wide blue-green metal panel separating the two floors and a line of ribbed canopy shadowing a row of upper windows. The building is extended by a 40 feet by 60 foot wing on the north side. There is a flat roof, curtain wall of glass and metal and a brick faced concrete frame. The building was demolished in 2010 for the new courthouse.


Note:  The first courthouse was designed by E P Basford and built by A Whittemore in 1884.



N – Grant County

E – Pope County

S – Swift County and Big Stone County

W – Big Stone County and Traverse County





County Courthouse



















Old County Courthouse (demolished)




Photos taken 2007 and 2012