Traill County

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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

County Seat:

Caledonia  1875 – 1891

Hillsboro    1891 – 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 Hillsboro 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.

 

Note:   The first county building was a single story frame structure built in Caledonia in 1875. There were several courthouses built and when the county seat was moved to Hillsboro in 1891 a permanent courthouse was not constructed until 1905 and is the present courthouse.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Grand Forks County

E – Polk County, Minnesota and Norman County, Minnesota

S – Cass County

W – Steele County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Hillsboro

 

 

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County Courthouse Addition – Hillsboro

 

 

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Photos taken 2006, 2008 and 2015