Pondera County

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Pondera County is named for the French word “pend d’oreille” meaning “ear pendant”, and was changed to the phonetic spelling.


Created:  February 17, 1919

County Seat: 

Conrad   1919 – present


County Courthouse –  Conrad  


Location:  20 4th Avenue SW / South Virginia Street

Built:  1937 – 1938

Style: Art Deco

Architect:  A V McIver

Contractor:  Lease & Leigland


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Conrad. The north front extends from the main building and rises three stories. The entrance is framed with dark stone. Above the doorway is a gold colored eagle and above is a large glass panel. The roof line is flat.



N – Glacier County and Toole County

E – Liberty County and Choteau County

S – Teton County

W – Flathead County





County Courthouse – Conrad










Photos taken 2009