Powder River County is named for the Powder River, which was named for the gunpowder like sand along its banks.
Created: March 7, 1919
Broadus 1919 – present
County Courthouse – Broadus
Location: 10 Courthouse Square / East Holt Street
Built: 1977 – 1978
Architect: Harrison G Fagg and Associates
Contractor: Tri State Construction of South Dakota
Description: The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The east section rises higher with the entrance at the junction of the west section which has a sloped roof line along the north side. The building is surrounded by spacious grounds.
N – Custer County
E – Carter County
Photos taken 2009