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Bowman County


Bowman County is named for Edward M Bowman, member of the House of Representatives from the southern half of the territory.          


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Slope County

E – Adams County

S – Harding County, South Dakota

W – Fallon County, Montana


Created: March 8, 1883                          Map of North Dakota highlighting Bowman County

County Seat:

Bowman  1907 – present


County Courthouse – Bowman


Location:  104 1st Street Northwest / 1st Avenue Northwest

Built:  1973 – 1974

Style: Modern

Architect:  Blake, Zieske and Associates

Contractor:  Johnson & Undum, Inc.


Description: The building faces south and is a two story red and buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Bowman. The building id “T” shaped with a west wing on the west side connected to the east-west wing. The first story is buff colored brick and the second story and west wing are red colored brick. The windows have white colored concrete panels below. The first story on the south side of the east-west wing has large windows. The dark glass entrance is along the center of the south side. The roof line is flat. In the interior there is east-west hallway along the south side of the first story. The County District Court courtroom is located on the south side of the second story of the east-west wing. The building houses the County District Court of the Southwest Judicial District. In 2006 to 2007, the west wing was constructed. The architect was Hulsing & Associates and the contractor was Capital City Construction.


See:  The Southwest Judicial District includes Adams County, Billings CountyDunn CountyGolden Valley CountyHettinger CountySlope County and Stark County.


History:  The county was created in 1883 and Bowman was selected as the county seat in 1907 when the county was organized. The first courthouse was a two story brick structure built in Bowman in 1908. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1973 to 1974.



County Courthouse – Bowman

























County District Court courtroom













Photos taken 2007, 2015 and 2023