Roosevelt County

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Roosevelt County is named for Theodore Roosevelt, who was the twenty-sixth President of the United States of America.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Daniels County and Sheridan County

E – Williams County, North Dakota

S – Richland County and McCone County

W – Valley County


Created:  February 18, 1919                  Map of Montana highlighting Roosevelt County

County Seat: 

Wolf Point  1919 – present


County Courthouse – Wolf Point 


Location:  124 Custer Street / 2nd Avenue South

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Edwin G Oness of Billings

Contractor:  Local trades under the Public Works Administration ( PWA )


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Wolf Point and is tiered with the front center section extending from the main building. The entrance is recessed with three arched windows above on the second story. There are north and south one story wings. A brown colored horizontal band runs along the flat roof line. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 15th Judicial District and County Justice Court. The building is a Public Works  Administration project and local trades were hired to complete construction.


Note:  Farmers Lumber Corporation supplied lumber, George E Butzlaff was the blacksmith and Ceco Steel Product Company supplied the steel.


See:  The 15th Judicial District includes Daniels County, Roosevelt County and Sheridan County.


History:  The county was created in 1919 and Wolf Point was selected as the county seat. The county probably rented office premises until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1939 to 1940.




County Courthouse – Wolf Point

























Picture 1940 County Courthouse







Photos 2009, 2012 and 2016