Stillwater County, Montana Genealogy Guide

Stillwater County, Montana (Map It) was created on March 24, 1913 from Carbon CountySweet Grass County and Yellowstone County. The county was named for the Stillwater River, ironically named for its very fast current. Learn More About State of Montana History

Stillwater County is bordered by Golden Valley County (north), Yellowstone County (east), Carbon County (south), Park County (southwest), Sweet Grass County (west).

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

Stillwater County, Montana Courthouse Records

Stillwater County, Montana Courthouse
Stillwater County, MT Courthouse

The Stillwater County Courthouse is located in Columbus, 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 Stillwater 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 Sweet Grass in 1915.

  • Stillwater County Clerk and Recorder has Birth / Death Records from 1887 / 1907 and Land Records from 1913. 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.
  • Stillwater County Clerk of District Court has Marriage / Divorce Records from 1913, Probate Records from 1913  and Court Records from 1913 . 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.

Stillwater County, Montana Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Montana Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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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