Stillwater County

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Stillwater

Stillwater County is named for the Stillwater River which is named for its very slow current.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Golden Valley County 

E – Yellowstone County and Carbon County

S – Carbon County and Park County

W – Sweet Grass County and Golden Valley County

 

Created:  March 24, 1913                       Map of Montana highlighting Stillwater County

County Seat: 

Columbus  1913 – present

 

County Courthouse – Columbus 

 

Location:  400 North 3rd Street / East 4th Avenue North

Built:  1918 – 1921

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Warren A Dedrick of Billings

Contractor:  James & Ainslie of Helena

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick structure. The south front has an extending portico supported by two large columns which rise from the first story to the top of the second story. Above is a wide header with three windows on the third story. A wide cornice runs between the second and third stories. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story. On the west side is the Old Sheriff Residence.

 

History:  The county was created in 1913 and Columbus was designated as the county seat. The county offices occupied a building on Pike Avenue. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1919 to 1921.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Columbus

 

 

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Old Sheriff Residence – Columbus

 

 

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Photos taken 2009