Madison County Courthouse Trivia

  • Construction completed in 1876
  • Dedicated July 4, 1876
  • The oldest Courthouse in Montana still used for its original purpose
  • Listed at the highest national significance level as National Historic Land District on the National Register of Historic Places, dedicated in 1961
  • Virginia City was the Territorial Capital from 1865 to 1875
  • The structure pre-dates the brick Courthouse in Bannack
  • Southeast vault/jury room addition constructed in 1913
  • Southwest 4 story addition completed in 1962
  • Has survived major earthquakes and fire (major fire in 1972)
  • Vaults store and protect many of Montana's earliest records
Madison County Courthouse Drawing