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Liberty County

Liberty County is named for the sentiment of the inhabitants of the county when the county was formed soon after World War I.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Alberta, Canada

E – Hill County

S – Choteau County

W – Pondera County and Toole County

 

Created:  February 11, 1920                   Map of Montana highlighting Liberty County

County Seat: 

Chester  1920 – present

 

County Courthouse – Chester 

 

Location:  111 1st Street East / Adams Avenue

Built:  1900

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Frank Bussout of Havre

Contractor:  J B Hay and Theodore Clausen

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete  structure. The building is located in the center of Chester. The remodeling was completed in 1924. The building has a central recessed entrance on the west side. There is stone work around the windows. A projecting cornice runs below the flat roof line. In the interior a central staircase ascends to the second story. The County District Court courtroom is located on the north side of the second story. The County Justice Court courtroom is located on the north side of the first story. The building houses the County District Court of the 12th Judicial District and County Justice Court. An addition was built on the south side in 1949.

 

See:  The 12th Judicial District includes Choteau County, Hill County and Liberty County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1920 and Chester was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1900.

 

 

County Courthouse – Chester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Justice Court courtroom

 

 

Photos taken 2009 and 2022