Silver Bow County was carved out of Deer Lodge County in 1881, with Butte named as its county seat. Shortly after the organization of Silver Bow County, the Council of Commissioners proposed a bond issue for $150,000 to construct a courthouse and jail. This original courthouse was opened to the public in 1884. In 1910, the building was no longer large enough to accommodate Butte’s population and had deteriorated. The Council of Commissioners floated a $750,000 bond to construct a new courthouse building and jail. The beautiful Beaux-Arts style building was opened to the public in July of 1912.
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