Towner County

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Towner

Towner County is named for Oscar M Towner ( 1842-1897 ) of Larimore, who was the founder of the Elk Valley bonanza farm in Grand Forks County and a  member of the House of Representatives.

 

Created:  March 8, 1883

County Seat: 

Cando  1884 – present

 

County Courthouse – Cando

 

Location:   315 2nd Street / 4th Avenue

Built:  1898 – 1899

Style:  Queen Anne

Architect:  A J O’Shea

Contractor:  Watterwoth and Fee

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped ground on the north side of the center of the city. The base of the building is stone. At the entrance the building projects and rises to a peaked roof. The roof is hipped. The upper structure has wood roof dorms.

 

Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $17,927.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Manitoba, Canada

E – Cavalier County and Ramsey County

S – Ramsey County and Benson County

W – Pierce County and Rolette County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Picture of Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2007 and 2011