Traill County is named for Walter John Strickland Traill ( 1847 – 1938 ), a Canadian, who was employed by the Hudson Bay Company and who was a prominent citizen during the early days of the county.
Created: January 12, 1875
Hillsboro 1875 – present
County Courthouse – Hillsboro
Location: 114 West Caledonia Avenue / 1st Street Northwest
Built: 1906 – 1907
Style: Beaux Arts
Architect: Buechner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota
Contractor: C Skooglum
Description: The building faces east and is a two story rectangular buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city and has a stone basement. A projecting portico on the east side has two stone columns rising to the second story with a parapet, In the center of the building is an octagonal dome with silver colored roof and with a smaller octagonal dome at the top. An addition was built on the south side in 1955. The architect was Kurke Associates.
See: The architect Buechiner & Orth of St. Paul, Minnesota designed many courthouses.
S – Cass County
W – Steele County
County Courthouse Addition
Photos taken 2006, 2008 and 2015