Divide County

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Divide County is named due to the vote of November 1910 when Williams County was divided to form the new county.

 

Created:  November 8, 1910

County Seat: 

Crosby  1910 – present

 

County Courthouse – Crosby

 

Location:  300 2nd Avenue North / Main Street

Built:  1917 – 1918

Style:  Beaux Arts and Classical Revival

Architect:  Buechner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota

Contractor:  Elson Williams Construction

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story brown-buff colored brick, limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. On the center of the roof is an octagonal central dome with silver colored roof and clock. The south front has a Greek-style portico supported by two tall columns. White colored trim surrounds the roof line. Near the building is the two story buff colored brick Sheriff’s Residence.

 

See:  The architect Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota designed many courthouses.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Saskatchewan, Canada

E – Burke County

S – Williams County

W – Sheridan County, Montana

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Sheriff’s Residence

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2011 and 2016