Madison County

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Madison

Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.

 

Created:  February 2, 1865

County Seat: 

Virginia City  1865 – present

 

County Courthouse – Virginia City 

 

Location:  110 West Wallace Street / Courthouse Street

Built:  1875 – 1876

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  L B Olds

Contractor:  Daniel Steele

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The north front has a small portico supported by four thin columns with a balcony on the second story. The building has a square wood cupola with glass windows, on the center of the roof. The entrance doorway and windows are arched. The building sits on the side of a hill and is the oldest courthouse still in use in Montana.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Silver Bow County and Jefferson County

E – Gallatin County

S – Fremont County, Idaho and Beaverhead County

W – Beaverhead County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2011