Choteau County

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Choteau

Choteau County is named for Jean Pierre Choteau and his son Pierre Choteau, Jr., who were part of the Choteau fur-trading family.

 

Created:  February 2, 1865

County Seat: 

Fort Benton   1865 – present

 

County Courthouse – Fort Benton

 

Location:  1308 Franklin Street / 13th Street

Built:  1884

Style:  Queen Anne style

Architect:  Kees and Fisk of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contractor:  Gus Senieur

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building has a high square brick tower on the south corner with a wood top and gold dome. The center front rises to a peaked roof at the roof line. There is also a peaked roof on the southwest and northeast sides. The building is the second oldest courthouse in Montana which is still in use after the Madisonn County Courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Liberty County and Hill County

E – Blaine County

S – Fergus County, Judith Basin County and Cascade County

W – Teton County and Pondera County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2016