Pondera County, Montana

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Contents

County Courthouse

Pondera County Montana

History

Parent County

1919--Pondera County was created from Choteau and Teton Counties.  County seat: Conrad 

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

The Main Cities are Conrad as the county Seat and Valier (VAH-Leer).

Pondera County

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

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