Montana County History and Listings

Montana County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Montana has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Beaverhead
2 S. Pacific St. Cluster #3, Dillon, MT 59725
(406) 683-2642
http://beaverheadcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1901, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1877, County Clerk
Death: 1901, County Clerk
Land: 1876, County Clerk
Probate: 1865, District Court
Court: 1865, District Court

Big Horn
Box 908, Hardin, MT 59034
(406) 665-1506
http://bighorn.mt.gov
Incorporated: Jan. 13, 1913
Parent counties: Rosebud, Yellowstone
Marriage Records: start in 1913, kept by District Court
Land: 1913, County Clerk
Probate: 1913, District Court
Court: 1913, District Court

Blaine
Box 908, Chinook, MT 59523
(406) 357-3240
http://blaine.mtgenweb.org
Incorporated: Feb. 29, 1912
Parent county: Chouteau
Marriage Records: start in 1912, kept by District Court
Land: 1912, County Clerk
Probate: 1912, District Court
Court: 1912, District Court

Broadwater
515 Broadway St., Townsend, MT 59644
(406) 266-3443
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtbroadw
Incorporated: Feb. 9, 1897
Parent counties: Jefferson, Meagher
Birth records: start in 1894, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1897, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1903, County Recorder
Land: 1866, County Recorder
Probate: 1897, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1897, Clerk of Courts

Carbon
Box 887, Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-1220
http://co.carbon.mt.us
Incorporated: March 4, 1895
Parent counties: Park, Yellowstone, Custer
Birth Records: start in 1904, County Clerk
Marriage: 1895, County Clerk
Death: 1895, County Clerk
Land: 1888, County Clerk
Probate: 1895, County Clerk
Court: 1895, County Clerk

Carter
Box 315, Ekalaka, MT 59324
(406) 775-8749
http://www.cartercountymt.info
Incorporated: Feb. 22, 1917
Parent county: Custer
Marriage Records: start in 1917, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1917, County Clerk
Probate: 1917, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1917, Clerk of Courts

Cascade
415 N. Second Ave. Room 203, Box 2305, Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 454-6801
http://co.cascade.mt.us
Incorporated: Sep. 12, 1887
Parent counties: Chouteau, Meagher, Lewis and Clark
Birth Records: start in 1892, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1888, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1893, County Recorder
Land: 1889, County Recorder
Probate: 1889, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1889, Clerk of Courts

Chouteau
1308 Franklin St., Box 459, Fort Benton, MT 59442
(406) 622-5151
http://co.chouteau.mt.us
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1882, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1895, County Clerk
Land: 1872, County Clerk
Probate: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1895, Clerk of Courts

Custer
1010 Main St., Miles City, MT 59301
(406) 233-3457
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtcuster
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1887, District Court
Divorce: unknown start District Court
Death: 1895, County Clerk
Land: 1877, County Clerk
Probate: 1883, District Court
Court: 1879, Justice of the Peace
Notes: Formerly Big Horn County. Name changed to Custer Feb. 16, 1877.

Daniels
Box 247, Scobey, MT 59263
(406) 487-5561
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtdaniel
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1920
Parent counties: Valley, Sheridan
Marriage Records: start in 1920, kept in Clerk of Courts
Land: 1920, County Recorder
Probate: 1920, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1910, District Court

Dawson
207 W. Bell St., Glendive, MT 59330
(406) 377-3058
http://dawsoncountymontana.org
Incorporated: Jan. 15, 1869
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1882, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1895, County Clerk
Land: 1881, County Clerk
Probate: 1883, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1883, Clerk of Courts

Deer Lodge
800 S. Main St., Anaconda, MT 59711
(406) 563-4060
http://anacondadeerlodge.mt.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1903, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1865, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1895, County Clerk
Land: 1864, County Clerk
Probate: 1871, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1865, Clerk of Courts

Edgerton
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Lewis and Clark County. Name changed to Lewis and Clark Dec. 20, 1867.

Fallon
10 W. Fallon Ave., Box 846, Baker, MT 59313
(406) 788-7106
http://falloncounty.net
Incorporated: Dec. 9, 1913
Parent county: Custer
Marriage Records: start in 1912, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1889, County Recorder
Probate: 1914, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1914, Clerk of Courts

Fergus
712 W. Main St., Lewistown, MT 59457
(406) 538-5242
http://co.fergus.mt.us
Incorporated: March 12, 1885
Parent counties: Meagher, Chouteau
Birth Records: start in 1904, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1885, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1904, County Clerk
Land: 1888, County Assessor
Probate: 1888, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1888, Clerk of Courts

Flathead
800 S. Main St., Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 758-5526
http://flathead.mt.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1893
Parent county: Missoula
Birth Records: start in 1896, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1892, District Court
Land: 1884, County Recorder
Probate: 1893, District Court
Court: 1893, District Court

Gallatin
311 W. Main St., Box 204, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 582-3050
http://www.gallatin.mt.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1865, District Court
Death: 1895, County Recorder
Land: 1862, County Recorder
Probate: 1886, District Court
Court: 1886, District Court

Garfield
Box 7, Jordan, MT 59337
(406) 557-2760
http://garfieldcounty.com
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1919
Parent county: Dawson
Marriage Records: start in 1919, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1919, County Clerk
Probate: 1919, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1919, Clerk of Courts

Glacier
512 E. Main St., Cut Bank, MT 59427
(406) 873-5063
http://glaciercountygov.com
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1919
Parent county: Teton
Marriage Records: start in 1910, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1919, County Clerk
Probate: 1919, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1919, Clerk of Courts

Golden Valley
107 Kemp St., Box 10, Ryegate, MT 59074
(406) 568-2231
http://co.golden-valley.mt.us
Incorporated: Oct. 4, 1920
Parent counties: Musselshell, Sweet Grass
Land: 1920, County Recorder
Probate: 1920, County Recorder
Court: 1920, County Recorder

Granite
Box 925, Phillipsburg, MT 59858
(406) 859-3771
http://co.granite.mt.us
Incorporated: March 2, 1893
Parent county: Deer Lodge
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1893, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1895, County Recorder
Land: 1866, County Recorder
Probate: 1893, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1893, Clerk of Courts

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Hill
315 Fourth St., Havre, MT 59501
(406) 265-5481
http://co.hill.mt.us
Incorporated: Feb. 28, 1912
Parent county: Chouteau
Birth Records: start in 1898, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1912, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1897, County Recorder
Land: 1912, County Recorder
Probate: 1912, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1912, Clerk of Courts

Jefferson
Box H, Boulder, MT 59632
(406) 225-4020
http://jeffco.mt.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1887, District Court
Death: 1895, District Court
Land: 1865, County Clerk
Probate: 1869, District Court
Court: 1869, District Court

Judith Basin
Box 427, Stanford, MT 59479
(406) 566-2277
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtjudith
Incorporated: Dec. 10, 1920
Parent counties: Fergus, Cascade
Marriage Records: start in 1920, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1921, County Recorder
Probate: 1921, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1921, Clerk of Courts

Lake
106 Fourth Ave., Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-7215
http://lakecounty-mt.org
Incorporated: May 11, 1923
Parent counties: Flathead, Missoula
Marriage Records: start in 1923, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1923, County Recorder
Probate: 1923, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1923, Clerk of Courts

Lewis and Clark
316 N. Park, Box 1721, Helena, MT 59601
(406) 447-8334
http://co.lewis-clark.mt.us
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1865, District Court
Death: 1895, County Clerk
Land: 1865, County Clerk
Probate: 1895, District Court
Court: 1867, District Court
Notes: Formerly Edgerton County. Name changed to Lewis and Clark Dec. 20, 1867.

Liberty
Box 459, Chester, MT 59522
(406) 759-5365
http://co.liberty.mt.us
Incorporated: Feb. 11, 1920
Parent counties: Chouteau, Hill
Marriage Records: start in 1920, kept by District Court
Land: 1920, County Clerk
Probate: 1920, District Court
Court: 1920, District Court

Lincoln
512 California Ave., Libby, MT 59923
(406) 293-7781
http://lincolncountymt.us
Incorporated: March 9, 1909
Parent county: Flathead
Birth Records: start in 1897, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1896, District Court
Death: 1897, County Clerk
Land: 1909, County Clerk
Probate: 1909, District Court
Court: 1909, District Court

Madison
110 W. Wallace St., Box 366, Virginia City, MT 59755
(406) 843-4270
http://madison.mt.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1903, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1887, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1903, County Recorder
Land: 1863, County Recorder
Probate: 1864, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1864, Clerk of Courts

McCone
Box 199, Circle, MT 59215
(406) 485-3505
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmccone
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1919
Parent counties: Dawson, Richland
Marriage Records: start in 1919, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1919, County Recorder
Probate: 1919, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1919, Clerk of Courts

Meagher
15 W. Main St., Box 309, White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645
(406) 547-3612
http://meaghercounty.org
Incorporated: Nov. 16, 1867
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1866, Clerk of Courts
Land: 1866, County Recorder
Probate: 1866, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1867, Clerk of Courts

Mineral
Box 550, Superior, MT 59872
(406) 822-3521
http://co.mineral.mt.us
Incorporated: Aug. 7, 1914
Parent county: Missoula
Marriage Records: start in 1887, kept by District Court
Land: 1914, County Recorder
Probate: 1914, District Court
Court: 1914, District Court

Missoula
200 W. Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 721-5700
http://co.missoula.mt.us
Incorporated: Feb. 2, 1865
Parent county: Original county
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1865, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1895, County Clerk
Land: 1868, County Clerk
Probate: 1867, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1865, Clerk of Courts

Musselshell
506 S. Main St., Box 686, Roundup, MT 59072
(406) 323-1104
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtmussel
Incorporated: Feb. 11, 1911
Parent counties: Fergus, Yellowstone
Marriage Records: start in 1895, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1911, County Recorder
Probate: 1911, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1911, Clerk of Courts

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Park
414 E. Callender, Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-4110
http://parkcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 23, 1887
Parent county: Gallatin
Birth Records: start in 1889, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1887, District Court
Death: 1892, County Clerk
Land: 1887, County Clerk
Probate: 1886, District Court
Court: 1886, District Court

Petroleum
201 E. Main St., Box 226, Winnett, MT 59087
(406) 429-5311
http://petroleum.mtgenweb.org
Incorporated: Nov. 24, 1924
Parent county: Fergus
Marriage Records: start in 1925, kept by Director of Records
Land: 1925, Director of Records
Probate: 1925, Director of Records
Court: 1925, Director of Records
Burial: 1925, Director of Records

Phillips
314 Second Ave. W., Box 306, Malta, MT 59538
(406) 654-2423
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtphilli
Incorporated: Feb. 5, 1915
Parent counties: Valley, Blaine
Marriage Records: start in 1915, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1915, County Clerk
Probate: 1915, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1915, Clerk of Courts

Pondera
20 Fourth Ave. SW, Conrad, MT 5942
(406) 278-4000
http://ponderacountymontana.org
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1919
Parent counties: Chouteau, Teton
Marriage Records: start in 1919, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1919, County Clerk
Probate: 1919, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1919, Clerk of Courts

Powder River
Box 270, Broadus, MT 59317
(406) 436-2361
http://prco.mt.gov
Incorporated: March 7, 1919
Parent county: Custer
Marriage Records: start in 1919, kept by District Court
Land: 1919, County Clerk
Probate: 1919, District Court
Court: 1919, District Court

Powell
409 Missouri Ave., Box 125, Deer Lodge, MT 59722
(406) 846-3680
http://powellcountymontana.com
Incorporated: Jan. 31, 1901
Parent county: Deer Lodge
Marriage Records: start in 1901, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1901, County Clerk
Probate: 1901, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1901, Clerk of Courts

Prairie
Box 125, Terry, MT 59349
(406) 637-5575
http://prairie.mt.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 5, 1915
Parent county: Custer
Marriage Records: start in 1915, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1915, County Clerk
Probate: 1915, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1915, Clerk of Courts

Ravalli
205 Bedford St., Hamilton, MT 59840
(406) 375-6213
http://ravallicounty.mt.gov
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1893
Parent county: Missoula
Marriage Records: start in 1893, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1866, County Clerk
Probate: 1893, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1893, Clerk of Courts

Richland
201 W. Main St., Sidney, MT 59270
(406) 482-1708
http://richland.org
Incorporated: May 27, 1914
Parent county: Dawson
Marriage Records: start in 1914, kept by District Court
Land: 1914, County Clerk
Probate: 1914, District Court
Court: 1914, District Court

Roosevelt
400 Second Ave. S, Wolf Point, MT 59201
(406) 653-6229
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtroosev
Incorporated: Feb. 18, 1919
Parent county: Sheridan
Marriage Records: start in 1913, kept by District Court
Land: 1919, County Recorder
Probate: 1919, District Court
Court: 1919, District Court

Rosebud
Box 48, Forsyth, MT 59327
(406) 356-7318
http://rosebudcountymt.com
Incorporated: Feb. 11, 1901
Parent county: Custer
Birth Records: start in 1893, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1901, District Court
Death: 1909, County Clerk
Land: 1877, County Clerk
Probate: 1901, District Court
Court: 1901, District Court

Sanders
Box 519, Thompson Falls, MT 59873
(406) 827-4392
http://co.sanders.mt.us
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1905
Parent county: Missoula
Marriage Records: start in 1906, kept by County Recorder
Land: 1885, County Recorder
Probate: 1906, County Recorder
Court: 1906, County Recorder

Sheridan
100 W. Laurel Ave., Plentywood, MT 59254
(406) 765-2310
http://co.sheridan.mt.us
Incorporated: March 24, 1913
Parent county: Valley
Marriage Records: start in 1913, kept by Clerk of Courts
Death: 1913, County Clerk
Land: 1913, County Clerk
Probate: 1913, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1913, Clerk of Courts

Silver Bow
155 W. Granite St., Box 585, Butte, MT 59701
(406) 723-6335
http://co.silverbow.mt.us
Incorporated: Feb. 16, 1881
Parent county: Deer Lodge
Birth Records: start in 1878, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1881, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1890, County Recorder
Land: 1881, County Recorder
Probate: 1881, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1881, Clerk of Courts
Notes: May 2, 1977, the city of Butte and county of Silver Bow were unified to form the Butte-Silver Bow government.

Stillwater
400 E. Third Ave. N., Box 149, Columbus, MT 59019
(406) 322-8000
http://co.stillwater.mt.us
Incorporated: March 24, 1913
Parent counties: Sweet Grass, Yellowstone, Carbon
Birth Records: start in 1887, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1913, Clerk of Courts
Land: 1913, County Recorder
Probate: 1913, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1913, Clerk of Courts

Sweet Grass
200 W. First Ave., Box 460, Big Timber, MT 59011
(406) 932-5152
http://co.sweetgrass.mt.us
Incorporated: March 5, 1895
Parent counties: Meagher, Park, Yellowstone
Birth Records: start in 1895, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1895, District Court
Death: 1895, County Recorder
Land: 1895, County Recorder
Probate: 1895, District Court
Court: 1895, District Court

Teton
Box 610, Choteau, MT 59422
(406) 466-2693
http://tetoncomt.org
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1893
Parent county: Chouteau
Birth Records: start in 1897, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1893, District Court
Land: 1893, County Clerk
Probate: 1890, District Court
Court: 1895, District Court

Toole
226 First St. S., Shelby, MT 59474
(406) 434-2232
http://toolecountymt.gov
Incorporated: May 7, 1914
Parent counties: Teton, Hill
Marriage records: start in 1914, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1914, County Recorder
Probate: 1914, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1914, Clerk of Courts
Burial: 1914, County Recorder

Treasure
Box 392, Hysham, MT 59038
(406) 342-5547
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mttreasu
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1919
Parent county: Rosebud
Marriage Records: start in 1919, kept by District Court
Land: 1879, County Recorder
Probate: 1919, District Court
Court: 1919, District Court

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Valley
501 Court Sq. #2, Glasgow, MT 59230
(406) 228-8221
http://valley.mtgenweb.org
Incorporated: Feb. 6, 1893
Parent county: Dawson
Marriage Records: start in 1893, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1893, County Recorder
Probate: 1893, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1893, Clerk of Courts

Wheatland
Box 1903, Harlowton, MT 59036
(406) 632-4891
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtwheatl
Incorporated: Feb. 22, 1917
Parent counties: Meagher, Sweet Grass
Marriage Records: start in 1917, kept by Clerk of Courts
Land: 1917, County Recorder
Probate: 1917, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1917, Clerk of Courts

Wibaux
200 S. Wibaux St., Box 199, Wibaux, MT 59353
(406) 796-2481
http://wibaux.mtgenweb.org
Incorporated: Aug. 17, 1914
Parent counties: Dawson, Fallon
Marriage Records: start in 1914, kept by District Court
Land: 1914, County Recorder
Probate: 1914, District Court
Court: 1914, District Court

Yellowstone
Box 35002, Billings, MT 59107
(406) 256-2785
http://co.yellowstone.mt.us
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1883
Parent counties: Gallatin, Custer
Birth Records: start in 1884, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1895, District Court
Death: 1884, County Recorder
Land: 1881, County Recorder
Probate: 1890, District Court
Court: 1884, District Court

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