Toole County is named for Joseph Toole, who was the first Governor of the State of Montana.
Created: May 7, 1914
Shelby 1914 – present
County Courthouse – Shelby
Location: 226 1st Street South / Maple Avenue
Built: 1933 – 1934
Style: Art Deco
Architect: A V McIver of McIver & Cohagen Architects of Great Falls
Contractor: Kleppe & Sletten of Great Falls
Description: The building faces northeast and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building sits atop a sloping hill on the northeast side of the building on landscaped grounds in the center of Shelby. The northeast front has a projecting center section with the entrance framed in dark stone. Above the entrance are window panels. The courtroom is circular in shape.
N – Alberta, Canada
E – Liberty County
S – Pondera County
W – Glacier County
Photos taken 2009