Yellowstone County

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Yellowstone County is named for the Yellowstone River,  which is named for the yellow rocks found along the river.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Golden Valley County, Musselshell County and Rosebud County 

E – Treasure County

S – Big Horn County

W – Carbon County and Still\water County


Created:  February 26, 1883                  Map of Montana highlighting Yellowstone County

County Seat: 

Billings  1883 – present


County Courthouse – Billings 


Location:   217 North 27th Street / 3rd Avenue North

Built:  1956 – 1958

Style: Modern

Architect:  Chandler C Cohagen and Loners, Stoebe & Johnson

Contractor:  C B Lauch Construction


Description:  The building faces north and is an eight story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of Billings. The building has an entrance on the north and west sides with overhanging canopies. Brick facing runs horizontally on the first and top stories and  vertically at the corners with a clock at the top of the northwest corner. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County District Court of the 13th Judicial District.


History:  The county was created in 1883 and Billings was selected as the county seat. The county used rented premises. The first courthouse was a three story structure designed by C E Bell and built by Foley & Crowe in 1905.The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1956 to 1958.




County Courthouse – Billings




























Photos taken 2009 and 2015