Lincoln County

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Lincoln County is named for Abraham Lincoln, who was a member of Congress from Illinois   ( 1847-1849 and President of the United States ( 1861-1865 ).


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – British Columbia, Canada and Alberta, Canada

E – Flathead County

S – Sanders County

W – Bonner County, Idaho and Boundary County, Idaho


Created:  March 9, 1909                         Map of Montana highlighting Lincoln County

County Seat: 

Libby  1909 – present


County Courthouse – Libby 


Location:  512 California Avenue / West 5th Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fred A Brickman

Contractor:  T G Rowland of Salt Lake City, Utah


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red and buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Libby. The old section of the building with buff colored brick is on the west side and the new 1978 section with red colored brick is on the east and north sides. The building has horizontal windows in sections. The entrances are on the northeast and southeast corners. The building houses the County District Court of the 19th Judicial District. The original building was a Works Project Administration project. The building was remodeled with the addition on the east and north sides constructed in 1977 to 1978 which changed the appearance of the original building. The architect was Eric Hefty & Associates and the contractor was Morgan and Oswood Construction.


See:  The County Justice Court is located in the County Courthouse Annex ar 418 Minneral Avenue.


History:  The couinty was created in 1909 and Libby was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story wood frame structure was designed by E B Holt and built in 1913. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1935 to 1936 at a cost of $67,000..


Note:  The lowest point in Montana is the Kootenai River of the North at 1,820 feet ( 555 meters ) which is located in the county.




County Courthouse – Libby
















Photos taken 2006 and 2009