Powell County

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Powell

Powell County is named for Mount Powell, which was named for John Wesley Powell who was the early environmentalist and explorer.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Flathead County

E – Lewis and Clark County

S – Jefferson County and Deer Lodge County

W – Granite County and Missoula County

 

Created:  January 31, 1901                    Map of Montana highlighting Powell County

County Seat: 

Deer Lodge  1901 – present

 

County Courthouse – Deer Lodge 

 

Location:  409 Missouri Avenue / 4th Street

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Arnold and Van House Architects of Butte

Contractor:  Nelson & Peterson of Butte

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Deer Lodge. The south front has a small portico at the central first story entrance with pediment above. A horizontal band runs below the first story windows and vertical bands run up to another horizontal band below the roof line which has a wide cornice below. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building was damaged by a flood and repaired in 1981 to 1982. The architect was Donald L Sinnott and the contractor was Barney Construction Company Inc.

 

History:  Deer Lodge became the county seat in 1901. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1920 to 1921. When Deer Lodge was the county seat of Deer Lodge County from 1884 to 1896, a two story courthouse was designed by Paulsen & McConnell and built in Deer Lodge in 1886.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Deer Lodge

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2016