Powder River County

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Powder River County is named for the Powder River, which was named for the gunpowder like sand along its banks.

 

Created:  March 7, 1919

County Seat: 

Broadus  1919 – present

 

County Courthouse –  Broadus 

 

Location:  10 Courthouse Square / East Holt Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Custer County

E – Carter County

S – Crook County, Wyoming and Campbell County, Wyoming

W – Big Horn County and Rosebud County

 

 

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Photos taken 2009