Flathead County

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


Created:  February 6, 1893

County Seat: 

Kalispell  1893 – 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.


County Justice Center – Kalispell 




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.



N – Alberta, Canada

E – Glacier County, Pondera County, Teton County and Lewis and Clark County

S – Powell County, Missoula County, Lake County and Sanders County

W – Sanders County and Lincoln County





County Courthouse – Kalispell










County Justice Center – Kalispell




Photos taken 2009