Wheatland County is named for the many wheat fields in the county.
Surrounding County Courthouses:
W – Meagher County
Created: February 22, 1917
Harlowton 1917 – present
County Courthouse – Harlowton
Location: 201 A Avenue NW / 2nd Street NW
Built: 1910 – 1911
Architect: John Hackett Kent
Contractor: Richard E Wright of Augusta
Description: The building faces north and is a two story course gray colored stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Harlowton. The north front has a projecting center section with large arch on the first story and rising to a point with arched window above the roof line. The green colored roof is sloped. The building houses the County District Court of the 14th Judicial District and County Justice Court. The building was built as a school and was converted in 1938 to the courthouse. The building was renovated in 1940. The architect was Angus V McIver of Great Falls.
History: The county was created in 1917 and Harlowton was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was the old bank building at Central Avenue North and 2nd Street NE. The second courthouse was the school built in 1910 to 1911 and converted in 1938.
County Courthouse - Harlowton
Photos taken 2011