Emmons County

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Emmons

Emmons County is named for James Emmons ( 1845-1919 ), a steamboat operator and early Bismarck merchant and  entrepreneur.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Burleigh County

E – Logan County and McIntosh County

S – Campbell County, South Dakota

W – Sioux County and Morton County

 

Created:  February 10, 1879                  Map of North Dakota highlighting Emmons County

County Seat:  

Linton  1899 – present

 

County Courthouse – Linton

 

Location:  100 Southwest 4th Street / 1st Street Southwest

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:   Art Deco

Architect:  Bugenhagen, Hess & Deeter

Contractor:  Olson & Orheim of Minot

 

Description:  The building faces east and is two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on the west side of the center of Linton. The building is supported by structural steel  having a higher center portion with the entrance on the east side. The brickwork forms vertical dividers between the windows. Ruff ledge Mankato stone forms the trim of the original building. The roof line is flat. Thirteen carved stone spandrels bear figures which portray an evolution of county history. The courtroom retains some elements of its original decor, particularly the horizontal metal bands which encircle the room. A dropped ceiling and contemporary lighting replaced the original ceiling fixtures after 1982. Window changes, the north addition, and the courtroom’s dropped ceiling stand as the major alterations to the building. The building was a Works Project Administration project. An addition was constructed in 1983.

 

See: Other Art Deco style courthouses are located in Burleigh County, Hettinger County, Ransom County, Sheridan County, Stark County and Walsh County.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Emmons County Courthouse

 

History:  The county was created in 1879 and Linton was named as the county seat in 1889. The first courthouse was a two story frame structure designed by M E Beebe and built by Edward Forte and A U Ostrum in 1899 to 1901. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1933 to 1934.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Linton

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2010 and 2016