Created By: North Dakota State University
McIntosh County was formed in 1883 and is named after a member of the North Dakota Territory legislature, Edward H. McIntosh. Hoskins was the original county seat, but the entire town of Hoskins, except for the school, was moved to the new stop on the Soo Line Railway, Ashley, located three miles east in 1888.
The McIntosh County Courthouse is the last of the 13 North Dakota courthouses designed by Minneapolis design firm Buechner and Orth. It was built in 1919 of light brown and dark brown brick. It was designed in the Beaux Arts Neoclassical style. Except for some cosmetic paint updates, the building is in its original form. Original features include desks, coffered ceilings, oak woodwork, murals in the rotunda, and a mural behind the judge's bench.
I. "County History." North Dakota. 2017. http://www.nd.gov/content.htm?parentCatID=83&id=County%20History
II. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination Form." United States Department of Interior: National Park Service. Pg 11-12. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/AssetDetail/2b476350-f3c8-4229-9ab8-f8b2b8eced1f?branding=NRHP
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