Big Horn County

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Big Horn County is named for the Big Horn Mountains which are named after the Big Horn sheep found in the region.


Created: March 12, 1890
County Seat:

Basin 1897 – present

County Courthouse – Basin

Location: 420 West C Street / North 6th Street

Built: 1916 – 1918
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: W N Bowman of Denver, Colorado
Contractor: Monarch Engineering Company

The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure.  At the south front are four large columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The entrance is arched with small iron balcony on the second story. The first story windows are arched. There is Bedford limestone trim along the corners of the building. The roof has red colored tile. One story additions extend on the east and west sides of the building. On the north side of the building is the one story buff colored brick, glass and concrete annex constructed in 1966. The architect was John E Toohey and the contractor was Julien Construction Company.



N – Carbon County, Montana and Big Horn County, Montana

E – Sheridan County and Johnson County

S – Washakie County

W – Park County























Photos taken 2009