Jefferson County

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Jefferson

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Created:  February 2, 1865

County Seat: 

Boulder  1865 – present

 

County Courthouse – Boulder 

 

Location:  201 Centennial Avenue / Monroe Street

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  John Paulsen of Paulsen & McConnel of Helena

Contractor:  J S McKenzie and McGowan of Boulder

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff red colored brick and stone structure. The building features a tall square tower capped by an octagonal spire and two turrets. The building also has the semi-circular arches, rough-cut stone accents, and asymmetrical roof line. Gargoyles at the building’s corners, are perched just below the eave line. The building is constructed from locally quarried granite and bricks burned within a mile of the construction site. The interior features elaborate woodwork, including decorative door and window trim and an ornately carved staircase. In the courtroom, the walls rise twenty feet to a ceiling of stained beams and planking.

 

Courthouses: 

North  – Powell County and Lewis and Clark County

East    – Broadwater County

South – Gallatin County and Madison County

West   – Silver Bow County and Deer Lodge County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011