Ransom County

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Ransom

Ransom County is named for General Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom (1834 – 1864), who died for the Union in the Civil War.

 

Created:  January 4, 1873

County Seat:  

Lisbon  1881 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lisbon

 

Location:  204 5th Avenue West / Elm Street

Built:  1938

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Ira L Rush of Minot

Contractor:  H L Stavn Company of Minot

 

Description: The building faces south and is three story gray colored limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Lisbon. The south center portico rises above the entrance to the third story with carved stone at the top. The west and east ends of the building are recessed. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located  on the north side of the third story.

 

See:  The architect,  Ira L Rush of Minot, also designed the courthouses in Adams County, Burleigh County and Sheridan County.

 

Note:  The first and previous courthouse was a two story structure built in 1887. An addition was constructed in 1898. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1838.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Barnes County and Cass County

E – Richland County

S – Sargent County

W – LaMoure County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Lisbon

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2018