Butte County

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Butte

Butte County is named for the many buttes characteristic of the region.

 

Created:  May 6, 1883

County Seat:

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.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Harding County

E – Perkins County and Meade County

S – Meade County and Lawrence County

W – Crook County, Wyoming and Carter County, Montana 

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Jail

Photos taken 2007 and 2013