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McCone County

McCone County is named for George McCone, who was a Montana state senator who helped create the County.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Valley County and Roosevelt County

E – Richland County and Dawson County

S – Prairie County

W – Garfield County and Valley County


Created:  February 20, 1919                  Map of Montana highlighting McCone County

County Seat: 

Circle  1919 – present


County Courthouse – Circle 


Location:  1004 C Avenue / Idaho Street

Built:  1949 – 1950

Style:  Federal

Architect:  J G Link & Company of Billings

Contractor:  John Sterhan and S J Daniel & Sons of Glendive.


Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Circle. The building has a raised basement. The east front has a slightly projecting center section with recessed entrance on the second story and yellow colored panel on the second story. The foundation is concrete and the roof line is flat. In the interior, the County District Court courtroom is located on the north side of the third story. The building has a flat roof. The building contains the County District Court of the 7th Judicial District and the County Justice Court.


See:  The architect, John G Link of Montana ( in association with Charles S Haire  and others ) designed courthouses in Montana in Big Horn County, Carter County, Custer County, Dawson County, Granite CountyMusselshell CountyRichland County, Rosebud County, Sheridan County and Silver Bow County; in Oregon in Jackson County and in Wyoming in Park CountySheridan County and Washakie County.


See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Dawson County, McCone CountyPrairie County, Richland County and Wibaux County.


History:  The county was created in 1919 and Circle was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a one story frame structure built in 1913. The second and present courthouse was built in 1949 to 1950.



County Courthouse – Circle















County Distruct Court courtroom

















Commissioner Minutes 1950

Photos taken 2011 and 2022