Stark County

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Stark County is named for George Stark, who was vice president of the Northern Pacific Railroad from 1875 to 1879.

Created:  February 10, 1879

County Seat:  

Dickinson  1883 – present


County Courthouse – Dickinson


Location:  51 3rd Street East / Sims Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  William F Kurke of Fargo

Contractor:  S W Jonason and Company of Aberdeen, South Dakota


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story buff colored Hebron face brick Art Deco style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The south front is faced with gray-white colored Indiana limestone which extends up to the roof. The windows are vertical. The low one story east and west wings extend from the building. The roof line is flat. In 2015 to 2017, an addition was constructed on the north side. The architect was JLG Architects and the contractor was Scull Construction.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1886. The cost of construction of the 2017 addition was $6,500,000.



N – Billings County and Dunn County

E – Mercer County, Morton County and Grant County

S – Hettinger County and Slope County

W – Billings County





County Courthouse
















Photos taken 2007 and 2009