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 three 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.

 

History:  The county was created in 1914 and Shelby was designated as the county seat. The county used rented premises. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1933 to 1934.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Shelby
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Photos taken 2009