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LEWIS & CLARK COUNTY, MONTANA

Welcome to Lewis & Clark County, Montana.

Hi, my name is Sara Cross and I am the County Coordinator for Lewis & Clark county. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at sara.cross88@gmail.com and I'll be more than happy to help. I would like to let you know that I don't live in Lewis & Clark county and am not able to do research. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Lewis and Clark county was established in 1865 as Edgerton county. It was renamed Lewis & Clark in 1867. As of the 2012 U.S. Census the estimated population was 64,876 which means there are approximately 18 people per square mile in Lewis & Clark county. Lewis & Clark county is 3,498 square miles. Helena is the largest town and county seat of Lewis & Clark county. 

Fun Fact #1: In 1888, Helena had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world. 

Fun Fact #2: The Montana Yogo Sapphire, found near Billings, is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England. Sapphires were discovered in the late 1800's. 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

BIBLIOGRAPHY Under development. Please submit any good local history sources that you are aware of.
BIOGRAPHIES Under development.
CEMETERIES & FUNERAL HOMES A list of known cemeteries in the county and area Funeral Homes. Some are indexed.
CHURCHES
CITIES, TOWNS & POPULATED PLACES Taken from the USGS
GEN CONNECT
ANCESTRY MESSAGE BOARDS
These have been upgraded and combined with the Ancestry Boards. Post/View queries, bios, bible records, deeds, obits, pensions, and wills here. These are a valuable resource and all genealogists need to learn how to use them.
HELENA HISTORY A brief timeline of Helena history.
LIBRARIES & HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
LEWIS & CLARK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Another great source for your research.
LOOKUPS AND VOLUNTEERS We need you! Please visit this page to see how you can help.
MAILING LIST Join the Lewis and Clark County Mailing List and get some help from fellow researchers.
MAPS Nice collection of Montana and Lewis and Clark County maps
MINE OWNERSHIP Area mines and their ownership
NEWSPAPERS Present and historic newspapers.
NEWSPAPER EXTRACTIONS This is interesting reading, with many named residents. Courtesy of Becke Dawson.
Helena Weekly Herald - April 5, 1894 Helena Weekly Herald - Nov. 20, 1879
PHOTOS Feel free to submit photos for posting.
PIONEERS Early Lewis and Clark County Pioneers
RESOURCES Where to write for information
SCHOOLS Lewis and Clark County schools
SURNAMES Research your family name through the Ancestry.com surname boards
YEARBOOK - HELENA HIGH SCHOOL 1948
"The Vigilante"

The Helena High School Vigilante. This is an Acrobat file in 2 parts. These are large files.

Part 1 Part 2
YEARBOOK - The Montana Wesleyan College Prickley Pear 1918

This is offsite. Scroll down to the Montana Section.

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March 7, 2014

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