Morton County

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Morton County is named for Oliver Hazard Perry Throck  Morton ( 1823-1877 ), who was governor of Indiana during the Civil War and a United States Senator.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Mercer County and Oliver County

E – Burleigh County and Emmonds County

S – Sioux County and Grant County

W – Stark County

 

Created:  January 8, 1873                      Map of North Dakota highlighting Morton County

County Seat:  

Mandan  1881 – present

 

County Courthouse – Mandan

 

Location:  210 2nd Avenue Northwest / 1st Street Northwest

Built:  1954 – 1955

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Foss and Company Architects

Contractor:  John W Larson

 

Description:  The building faces west and  is a three story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mandan. There is a two story wing on the west side with the main entrance along the south side. The three story building on the east side extends north and south. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1997 to 1998. The architect was Al Fitterer of Mandan and the contractor was Associated Builders.

 

History:  The county was created in 1873 and Mandan became the county seat in 1881. The first courthouse was a log structure at Main Street and 1st Avenue NE formerly a saloon and school house. The second courthouse was a two story stone structure designed by Johnston & Taylor and built in 1885 at a cost of #35,000. The courthouse burned in 1941. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1954 to 1955 at a cost of $590,000.

 

County Administration – Mandan

 

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Location:  210 2nd Avenue Northwest / 1st Street Northwest

Built:  1990 – 1992

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Al Fitterre of Mandan

Contractor:  Bailey Construction, Inc.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a reddish colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mandan.on the north side of the courthouseThe roof line is flat. 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Mandan

 

 

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County Administration – Mandan

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2009