Daniels County

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Daniels County is named for Mansfield A Daniels, who was an early rancher and storekeeper.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Saskatchewan, Canada

E – Sheridan County

S – Roosevelt County and Valley County

W – Valley County


Created:  August 30, 1920                     Map of Montana highlighting Daniels County

County Seat: 

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 is located in the center of Scobey. The building presents a clapboard false front to the street which masks this irregular massing and unifies the form.  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.


See:  The courthouse is one of two wood courthouses in Montana and the other wood courthouse is in Carter County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Daniels County Courthouse


History:  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.




County Courthouse – Scobey

























Photos taken 2006, 2012 and 2016