Custer County

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Custer County is named for General George Armstrong Custer, who was a United States Army officer and who died at the Battle of Little Big Horn.


Created:  February 2, 1865

County Seat: 

Miles City  1865 – present


County Courthouse – Miles City


Location:  1010 Main Street / South 10th Street

Built:  1948 – 1949

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  J G Link Inc. of Billings

Contractor:  James C Boesplug Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story yellow white colored stone structure. On the north side, the center section projects from the main building and has vertical dividing pillars between the windows. The entrance in the centre is glass and metal, rising to a vertical glass panel on the second and third stories. The roof line is flat. On the north side, a new Detention Center is under construction in 2015. The architect is Stevenson Design and the contractor is Swank Enterprises.


See:  The architect, John G Link of Montana ( in association with Charles S Haire  and others ) designed courthouses in Montana in Big Horn County, Carter County, Dawson County, Granite County, McCone County, Musselshell CountyRichland County, Rosebud County, Sheridan County and Silver Bow County; and in Wyoming in Park CountySheridan County and Washakie County.



N – Prairie County

E – Fallon County and Carter County

S – Powder River County

W – Rosebud County and Garfield County


























Photos taken 2009 and 2015