Butte County is named for the many buttes characteristic of the region.
Created: May 6, 1883
Minnesela 1883 – 1895
Belle Fourche 1895 – present
County Courthouse – Belle Fourche
Location: 839 South 5th Avenue / Indian Street
Built: 1911 – 1912
Style: Beaux Arts
Architect: Charles A Randall
Contractor: Phillips & Bartlett
Description: The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure.. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The west front has a Greek portico supported by four large stone columns with pediment above and statue of Justice at the top. On the second story is a large arched window. On the first story are small arched windows. On the center of the roof is an octagonal cupola with red colored roof.
Note: On the east side of the courthouse is the old County Jail constructed in 1897 of locally quarried stone.
See: The architect, Charles A Randall, also designed the courthouse in Wyoming in Weston County.
N – Harding County
Old County Jail
Photos taken 2007 and 2013