Pondera County, Montana Genealogy

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United States  > Montana > Pondera County

Contents

County Courthouse

Pondera County Montana

History

Parent County

1919--Pondera County was created 17 February 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties.
County seat: Conrad [1]

Boundary Changes

The Montana legislature created Pondera County in 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties with Conrad as the county seat. Local lore suggests that Pondera is either the phonetic spelling of the French word “Pend d’Oreille” meaning hanging earring or “pain d’or” meaning golden bread for the color of the native grasses in the area. Wheat production remains the main industry for the county. 

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Conrad and Valier (VAH-Leer).

Other Communities: Brady, Dupuyer, Fowler, Ledger, Mauson, Robare, Williams

Indian Reservation

A small portion of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation is located in Pondera County. The larger part of the Reservation is in Glacier County.

Neighboring Counties


Glacier (North); Toole  (North) :Liberty (East); Chouteau (East);Teton (South) Flathead (West)

Resources

Cemeteries

Pondera County Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Dupuyer Cemetery
Golden West Cemetery
Hillside Cemetery
Lakeview Cemetery
Robare Cemetery
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Saint Anne Cemetery

Military

There are many online sources out there for Military records because they provide invaluable detailed records for those that have served. accessgenealogy provides a jumping off place for information.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).