Daniels County is named for Mansfield A Daniels, who was an early rancher and storekeeper.
Created: August 30, 1920
Scobey 1920 – present
County Courthouse – Scobey
Location: 213 Main Street / 2nd Avenue West
Built: 1913 – 1914
Style: Western Territorial
Architect: Minnie Wakefield ( owner )
Contractor: Minnie Wakefield ( owner )
Description: The building faces east and is a two story white colored weatherboard structure. The building has a two story porch on the Western false front. The entrance has double wood doors. The roof is hipped. The courtroom is on the south side of the second story.
Note: The building was originally constructed as the Commercial Hotel and occupied by Minnie Wakefield who was named “One Eyed Molly”. She ran a “house of pleasure”. The building was purchased from John Fuller in 1920 and an addition was constructed on the north side in 1927.
See: The courthouse is one of two wood courthouses in Montana and the other wood courthouse is in Carter County.
N – Saskatchewan, Canada
E – Sheridan County
W – Valley County
Photos taken 2006, 2012 and 2016