Golden Valley County

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Golden Valley

Golden Valley County is named for the Golden Valley Land and Cattle Company.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – McKenzie County

E – Billings County

S – Slope County

W – Fallon County, Montana and Wibaux County, Montana


Created:  November 19, 1912                Map of North Dakota highlighting Golden Valley County

County Seat: 

Beach  1912 – present


County Courthouse – Beach


Location:  150 1st Avenue SE / 1st Street South

Built:  1923 – 1924

Style:  Prairie / Federalist Revival

Architect:  W E Deitrich

Contractor:  A J Weinberger


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story dark red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Beach.The west front has a projecting section with the entrance framed in white colored concrete and rising to a hipped roof. The prominent entry bay is decorated with features from the Federalist revival style: double wooden pilasters stand beneath an ornamental wooden entablature; two pairs of brick pilasters separated by a large window and capped by an arch form a Palladian window; and a broken pedimented gable is at the summit. Horizontal white colored bands run below the windows and a wide band runs below the roof line. In 2013, an addition was constructed on the east side. The architect was Hulsing and Associates of Dickinson and the contractor was Ainsworth-Benning Construction, Inc. of Spearfish, South Dakota.


See:  The other Federalist Revival style courthouse in North Dakota is located in Logan County.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Golden Valley County Courthouse


History:  In 1912, Beach was named as the county seat and offices were rented. The first and only courthouse was constructed in 1923 to 1924.




County Courthouse – Beach




























Courthouse Annex under construction




Photos taken 2009 and 2013