Flathead County

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Flathead County is named for the Flathead Native American tribe that lived in the area.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Alberta, Canada

E – Glacier CountyPondera CountyTeton County and Lewis and Clark County

S – Powell CountyMissoula CountyLake County and Sanders County

W – Sanders County and Lincoln County

 

Created:  February 6, 1893                    Map of Montana highlighting Flathead County

County Seat: 

Kalispell  1895 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Kalispell 

 

Location:  800 South Main Street / 8th Street

Built:  1903 – 1905

Style:  Chateuaesque

Architect:  Charles F Bell and John N Kent

Contractor:  Hastie & Dougan

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kalispell. The north front has a projecting center section with a square section rising to a square tower with a steep roof with four small turrets. The base of the building is stone. The roof is sloped. The project was supervised by William Davidson. Materials were supplied by Washington Brick, Lime and Manufacturing Company of Spokane, Washington. On the south side is the Old County Jail.

 

County Justice Center – Kalispell 

 

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Location:   920 South Main Street / 9th Street West

Built:  1984 – 1985

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Architects Design Group and Taylor Thon Thompson Peterson AIA

Contractor:  Morgen & Oswood Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Kalispell with the courthouse to the north The east front has recessed glass door on the first story. The second and third stories have glass panels in the center section. The roof line is flat.

 

History:  The county was created in 1893 and Kalispell was selected as the county seat in 1895. Missoula continued to be the place of the county office until the first and only courthouse was constructed in 1903 to 1905. The County Justice Center was constructed in 1984 to 1985

 

 

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County Courthouse – Kalispell

 

 

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Old County Jail – Kalispell

 

 

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County Justice Center – Kalispell

 

 

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Photos taken 2009