Bowman County

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Bowman

Bowman County is named for Edward M Bowman, member of the House of Representatives from the southern half of the territory.          

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Slope County

E – Adams County

S – Harding County, South Dakota

W – Fallon County, Montana

   

Created: March 8, 1883                          Map of North Dakota highlighting Bowman County

County Seat:

Bowman  1907 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bowman

 

Location:  104 1st Street Northwest / 1st Avenue Northwest

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style: Modern

Architect:  Blake, Zieske and Associates

Contractor:  Johnson & Undum, Inc.

 

Description: The building faces south and is a two story red and buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Boweman. The building id “T” shaped with a north-south wing on the west side connected to an east-west wing on the east side. The first story is buff colored brick and the second story and west wing are red colored brick. The windows have white colored concrete panels below. The first story on the south side of the east wing has large windows. The dark glass entrance is along the center of the south side. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County District Court of the Southwest Judicial District. 

 

History:  The county was created in 1883 and Bowman was selected as the county seat in 1907 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in Bowman in 1908. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1973 to 1974.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Bowman

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2015