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Grant County

Grant County is named for Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), president of the United States from 1869 to 1877.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Morton County

E – Morton County and Sioux County

S – Sioux County

W – Adams County, Hettinger County and Stark County

Created:  November 24, 1916                Map of North Dakota highlighting Grant County

County Seat: 

Carson  1916 – present


County Courthouse – Carson


Location:  106 2nd Avenue East / Main Street

Built:  1980

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Don D Jiran

Contractor:  Froeschle Sons, Inc.


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story yellow-buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Carson. The building has a higher center section. The south front has a large dark glass two story wall in the recessed portico along the west side of the front. Along the east and west sides are two story glass panel walls otherwise the building has few windows. The roof line is flat. In the interior, there is an entrance lobby on the first story.  The County District Court courtroom is located on the west side of the second story. The building houses the County District Court of the South Central Judicial District.


See:  The architect, Don D Jiran, also designed the courthouse in Sioux County.


See:  The South Central Judicial District includes Burleigh CountyEmmonds County, McLean County, Mercer County, Morton CountyOliver CountySheridan County and Sioux County.


History:  The county was created in 1916 and Carson was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story structure designed and built by J H Bellman in 1916. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1980.



County Courthouse – Carson

















County District Court courtroom















War Memorial



Photos take 2007 and 2023