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Lincoln County

Lincoln County is named for Abraham Lincoln, who was a member of Congress from Illinois   ( 1847-1849 and President of the United States ( 1861-1865 ).


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – British Columbia, Canada and Alberta, Canada

E – Flathead County

S – Sanders County

W – Bonner County, Idaho and Boundary County, Idaho


Created:  March 9, 1909                         Map of Montana highlighting Lincoln County

County Seat: 

Libby  1909 – present


County Courthouse – Libby 


Location:  512 California Avenue / West 5th Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fred A Brickman

Contractor:  T G Rowland of Salt Lake City, Utah


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story red and buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Libby. The old section of the building is on the southwest side and the new 1978 section is on the east and north sides. The building has horizontal windows in sections. The entrances are on the northeast and southwest corners. The roof line is flat. In the interior the walls are lined with brick and wood. The County District Court courtroom is located on the southwest side of the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 19th Judicial District. The building was a Works Project Administration project. The building was remodeled with the addition on the east and sides constructed in 1977 to 1978. The architect was Eric Hefty & Associates and the contractor was Morgan and Oswood Construction.


County Courthouse Annex – Libby 



Location:  418 Minneral Avenue./ West 5th Street

Built:  1935 – 1936

Style:  Commercial

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces east and 









Built in ****, the modern building is a two story buff colored stucco and concrete structure. The building faces southeast and was completed in ****. The building is located in the center of Libby. The southeast front has an extended canopy at the first story and large windows. The entrance is located at the center. The second story has three windows. The roof line is flat. In the interior is a long hallway extending west. On the south side of the center is the County Justice Court courtroom. The building was purchased by the County and serves as the County Courthouse Annex.


History:  The county was created in 1909 and Libby was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story wood frame structure was designed by E B Holt and built in 1913. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1935 to 1936 at a cost of $67,000..


Note:  The lowest point in Montana is the Kootenai River of the North at 1,820 feet ( 555 meters ) which is located in the county.



County Courthouse – Libby

















County District Court courtroom





















County Courthouse Annex – Libby







County Justice Court courtroom



Photos taken 2006, 2009 and 2022