Big Horn County is named for the Big Horn Sheep, which reside in the area.
Created: January 13, 1913
Hardin 1913 – present
County Courthouse – Hardin
Location: 121 3rd Street West / North Crow Avenue
Built: 1936 – 1937
Style: Art Deco
Architect: J G Link & Company of Billings
Contractor: Works Project Administration ( local trades )
Description: The building faces south and is a two story rose colored ashlar limestone and brick and concrete structure. The south front projects from the main building and the central entrance projects with high brick corners rising to a wide white header above the roof line. A wide white band follows the roof line around the building. The building was constructed under the Works Project Administration. An addition was built on the north side in 1978 to 1979. The architect was Coxwell and the contract was R P Whitten & Associates and Associated P & C Engineers.
Note: The cost of construction of the courthouse was $150,000 and the construction put over one hundred men to work. The rose-colored ashlar limestone was quarried forty miles south of Hardin.
See: The architect, John G Link of Montana ( in association with Charles S Haire and others ) designed courthouses in Montana in Carter County, Custer County, Dawson County, Granite County, McCone County, Musselshell County, Richland County, Rosebud County, Sheridan County and Silver Bow County; and in Wyoming in Park County, Sheridan County and Washakie County.
Photos taken 2009 and 2012