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
Silver Bow 1865 – 1896
Anaconda 1896 – present
County Courthouse – Anaconda
Location: 409 Missouri Avenue / 4th Street
Built: 1898 – 1900
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.
East – Jefferson County
Photos taken 2009