Silver Bow County

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Silver Bow County is named for Silver Bow Creek which flows through Butte and where gold was discovered.


Created:  February 16, 1881

County Seat: 

Butte  1881 – present


County Courthouse – Butte


Location:  155 West Granite Street / North Montana Street

Built:  1910 – 1912

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  John G Link and Charles S Haire of Billings

Contractor:  Sound Construction and Engineering Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a four story gray stone structure. The south front has a projecting center section with three rectangular entrances on the first story and six columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Above is a wide header on the fourth story with small windows along the four story. A balustrade runs along the roof line.  The interior has a skylight and murals. During construction of the building, the superindenent was Ernst C Cox. The building also houses the City of Butte offices.


See:  The architect, John G Link of Montana ( in association with Charles S Haire  and others ) designed courthouses in Montana in Big Horn County, Carter County, Custer County, Dawson County, Granite County, McCone County, Musselshell CountyRichland County, Rosebud County and Sheridan Countyand in Wyoming in Park CountySheridan County and Washakie County.



North  – Deer Lodge County

East    – Jefferson County

South – Madison County

West   – Beaverhead County





























Photos taken 2011