McCone County

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McCone County is named for George McCone, who was a Montana state senator who helped create the County.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Valley County and Roosevelt County

E – Richland County and Dawson County

S – Prairie County

W – Garfield County and Valley County

 

Created:  February 20, 1919                  Map of Montana highlighting McCone County

County Seat: 

Circle  1919 – present

 

County Courthouse – Circle 

 

Location:  1004 C Avenue / Idaho Street

Built:  1949 – 1950

Style:  Federal

Architect:  J G Link & Company of Billings

Contractor:  John Sterhan and S J Daniel & Sons of Glendive.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story rectangular buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Circle. The east front has a slightly projecting center section with recessed entrance on the first story and a yellow colored panel on the second story. The foundation is concrete and the roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 7th Judicial District.

 

See:  The architect, John G Link of Montana ( in association with Charles S Haire  and others ) designed courthouses in Montana in Big Horn County, Carter County, Custer County, Dawson County, Granite CountyMusselshell CountyRichland County, Rosebud County, Sheridan County and Silver Bow County; in Oregon in Jackson County and in Wyoming in Park CountySheridan County and Washakie County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1919 and Circle was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a one story frame structure built in 1913. The second and present courthouse was built in 1949 to 1950.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Circle

 

 

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Commissioner Minutes 1950

Photos taken 2011