Williams County

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Williams County is named for Erastus Appelman Williams of Bismarck, North Dakota (1850-1930), an  outstanding figure in the political history of the Dakota Territory and North Dakota who served during ten legislative sessions.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Divide County

E – Burke County and Mountrail County 

S – McKenzie County

W – Roosevelt County, Montana 

 

Created:  November 30, 1891                Map of North Dakota highlighting Williams County

County Seat: 

Williston  1891 – present

 

County Courthouse – Williston

 

Location:  205 East Broadway / 2nd Avenue East

Built:  1953 – 1954

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William Kurke and Associates of Fargo

Contractor:  Johson-Gillander of Grand Forks

 

Description: The building faces south and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building is located in the center of  Williston. The first story is faced with a rose marble stone and the upper part is a white colored polished stone. At the south front, the entrance is towards the west side and has narrow windows divided by protruding dividers on the second and third stories. An addition was constructed on the east side.

 

History:  The county was created in 1891 and Williston was named as the county seat. The first courthouse was designed by Charles E Bell and John N Kent and built by Lease & Richards in 1899. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1953 to 1954.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Williston

 

 

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Old Red Brick 1899 Courthouse – Williston

 

 

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Picture 1899 Old Red Brick County Courthouse – Williston

Photos taken 2007 and 2009