Deer Lodge County

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Deer Lodg

Deer Lodge County is named for Deer Lodge Valley,  which was named for the Native American name “lodge of the White-tailed Deer”, or a lick where deer came in droves.


Created:  February 2, 1865

County Seat: 

Silver Bow        1865 – 1884

Deer La=odge   1884 – 1896

Anaconda         1896 – present


County Courthouse – Anaconda


Location:  409 Missouri Avenue / 4th Street

Built:  1898 – 1900

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Charles F Bell and John N Kent

Contractor:  Dolan & Hamill


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff dressed colored sandstone structure. The north front has a projecting center section with arched doorway on the first story, large arched window on the second story and pediment above the roof line. The first story windows are arched. The east and west wings project from the main building. On the center of the roof rises a two-tired square dome with small cupola at the top.



North  – Granite County and Powell County

East    – Jefferson County

South – Silver Bow County and Beaverhead County  

West   – Beaverhead County and Ravalli County




















Photos taken 2009