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Meagher County

Meagher County is named for Thomas Francis Meagher, who was an acting Governor of the Montana Territory.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Cascade County and Judith Basin County

E – Wheatland County

S – Park County and Gallatin County

W – Broadwater County and Lewis and Clark County

 

Created:  November 16, 1867                Map of Montana highlighting Meagher County

County Seat: 

Diamond City                 1867 – 1880

White Sulphur Springs   1880 – present

 

County Courthouse – White Sulphur Springs 

 

Location:  15 West Main Street / Central Avenue North

Built:  1951 – 1952

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Edwin C Osuess of Billings

Contractor:  E F Drew of Miles City

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored brick, white colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of White Sulphur Springs. The south center section projects slightly and has vertical dividers with windows between. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the 14h Judicial District and County Justice Court.

 

Note:  Plans had been prepared by J G Link of Billings in 1939 but the construction of the building did not proceed.

 

See:  The 14th Judicial District includes Golden Valley County, Meagher County, Musselshell County and Wheatland County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1867 and Diamond City was selected as the county seat. The county seat was moved to White Sulphur Springs. The first courthouse as a two story structure built in 1882. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1951 to 1952.

 

 

County Courthouse – White Sulphur Springs 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County District Court courtroom

 

 

Photos taken 2011