Toole County

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Toole County is named for Joseph Toole, who was the first Governor of the State of Montana.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N  – Alberta, Canada

E – Liberty County

S – Pondera County

W – Glacier County


Created:   May 7, 1914                           Map of Montana highlighting Toole County

County Seat: 

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.




County Courthouse – Shelby








Photos taken 2009