Dawson County

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Dawson County is named for Andrew Dawson, who was a trapping official and a major in the United States Army.


Created:  January 15, 1869

County Seat: 

Glendive  1870 – present


County Courthouse – Glendive


Location:  207 West Bell Street / South Kendrick Avenue

Built:  1961 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  J G Link & Company

Contractor:  Sterhan Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of Glendive. The central entrance is recessed with glass walls. The west section is two stories with red colored brick on the northwest corner and horizontal windows. The building has a flat roof. The building was renovated in 2012 with the addition of an elevator. The architect was Schutz Foss Architects of Billings and the contractor was Oswood Construction Company of Great Falls. Behind the building is the old buff colored brick jail.


Note:  The previous courthouse was constructed by W S Hurst in 1883.


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, Custer CountyGranite County, McCone County, Musselshell County, Richland County, Rosebud County, Sheridan County and Silver Bow County; and in Wyoming in Park CountySheridan County and Washakie County.



N – McCone County and Richland County

E – Richland County and Wibaux County

S – Wibaux County and Prairie County

W – Prairie County and McCone County





County Courthouse – Glendive













Photos taken 2009 and 2012