Hill County

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Hill County is named for James J Hill, who was a railroad tycoon.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Alberta, Canada and Saskatchewan, Canada

E – Blaine County

S – Choteau County

W – Liberty County


Created:  February 28, 1912                  Map of Montana highlighting Hill County

County Seat: 

Havre  1912 – present


County Courthouse –  Havre 


Location:  315 4th Street / 3rd Avenue

Built:  1915 – 1916

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Frank E Bossvot

Contractor:  Olson & Johnson Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a four story white colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Havre. The building has a raised basement and a projecting center section on the south side with four white colored columns rising from the first story to the top of the second story. A wide cornice projects below the third story. The roof line is flat. In the interior the large County District Court courtroom is located on the west side of the fourth story and the small County Justice Court courtroom is located on the northwest side of the third story. The building houses the County District Court of the 12th Judicial District and County Justice Court.


See:  The 12th Judicial District includes Choteau County, Hill County and Liberty County.


History:  The county was created in 1912 and Havre was selected as the county seat. The county used rented premises until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1914 to 1915 at a cost of $150,000.




County Courthouse – Havre


































Photos taken 2009 2016 and 2022