Ravalli County

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Ravalli County is named for Anthony Ravalli, who was a Jesuit missionary who arrived in the area in 1845.


Created:  February 16, 1893

County Seat: 

Stevensville  1893 – 1898

Hamilton      1898 – present


County Courthouse – Hamilton


Location:  205 Bedford Street / South 2nd Street

Built:  1975 – 1976

Style: Modern

Architect:  Howland and Associates

Contractor:  Pew Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story brown colored concrete and glass structure. The building forms a “T” with the centre section extending east. The south wing is two stories. A wide band follows the roof line.


Old County Courthouse – Hamilton




Location:  SE – Bedford Street / South 3rd Street

Built:  1900 – 1901

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  A J Gibson

Contractor:  Charles Stabern


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The main entrance is at the northn front of the building. The northwest corner has a tiered square brick tower rising to a block dome with small cupola at the top. The roof is sloped.



North  – Missoula County

East    – Granite County and Deer Lodge County

South – Beaverhead County and Lemhi County, Idaho

West   – Idaho County, Idaho



















Photos taken 2009