Powell County, Montana Genealogy Guide

Powell County, Montana (Map It) was created on January 31, 1901 from Deer Lodge County. The county was named for Mount Powell, which in turn was named for John Wesley Powell (1834 - 1902), the early environmentalist and explorer. Learn More About State of Montana History

Powell County is bordered by Flathead County (north), Lewis and Clark County (northeast), Jefferson County (south), Deer Lodge County (south), Granite County (southwest), Missoula County (west).

Powell County Cities and Towns include Deer Lodge. A Map of Powell County, Montana contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Powell County, Montana Courthouse Records

Powell County, Montana Courthouse
Powell County, MT Courthouse

The Powell County Courthouse is located in Deer Lodge, Montana. Learn More About State of Montana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Powell county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Land was added from counties Deer Lodge in 1903 and Missoula in 1915.

  • Powell County Clerk and Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1907 and Land Records from 1901. The County Clerk and Recorder responsibilities include but are not limited to, recording and maintaining the majority of all the legal documents relating to real estate records, land descriptions, plats and surveys, county birth and death records and the records of the Board of County commissioners.
  • Powell County Clerk of District Court has Marriage / Divorce Records from 1901, Probate Records from 1901 and Court Records from 1901. The County Clerk of District Court is responsible for all District Court records. These records include Adoption, Civil, Criminal, Dependent Neglect, Domestic Relations, Guardianship, Juvenile, Paternity, Probate and Sanity cases. The clerk also issues, files and records all Madison County Marriage license applications and license.

Powell County, Montana Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Montana Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Indian Census Records: 1885-1940
  • State Population Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

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