Historical Markers in
Lewis And Clark County, Montana

116 Broad Street 17-19 South Rodney Street 20 South Rodney Street 203 North Rodney Street 221 Spencer Street 229 Spencer 488-490 West Main Street A Booming Little Place Alex C. Johnson Home Anna Pascoe House Atlas Block Augusta and Gilman B.K. Tatem House Baldwin / Grady House Benton Avenue Cemetery Bighorned Animals Bluestone House Board of Health Building Boston Block Boyer/Hawkins Residence Broadwater Resort C.B. Power Residence C.W. Cannon Building California Wine House Caretaker's Cabin Chessman Flats Child Carriage House Christmas Gift Evans House Cogswell Building Colorado Building Continuing the Journey Dearborn's River Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land Discovery of Gold in Last Chance Gulch Diversity in Helena Dunphy Block Eagle Watch Earthquakes of 1935 East Helena Main Street Park Edward C. Babcock Mansion Elisha and Joseph Poad House English House Eybel's Cafe Fashion Livery and Boarding Stable Federal Building Federal Reserve Bank Fifth Avenue Apartment House Fire Tower First National Bank Securities Building First Unitarian Church Francis & Hannah Pope House Gates of the Mountain George Grossberg Residence Gilpatrick/Root House Gold Block Goodkind Building Governor Leslie House Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Montana Grizzly Gulch Lime Kilns Helena Historic District Helena South-Central Historic District Helena South-Central Historic District Helena West Main Street Historic District Helena, Financial Center of Montana Helena, Main Street - 1905 Henry Blase House Henry Hay Homestead Henry M. Parchen Residence Holter Cottage #1 Ingram House Iron Front Hotel Join the Voyage of Discovery Jose H.K. Toole Mansion Joseph E. Allen Livery Joseph K. Toole House Joshua and Martha Armitage House Justice Building and Montana State Library Kleinschmidt Block Kluge House Koch House LaReau House Last Chance Gulch Lawrence and Amanda Beaver Residence Legislative Restaurant - Capital Annex Livestock Building Lyman-Neel Residence Martin M. Holter House Marysville General Store Marysville School House Marysville Shaffer House Marysville, Montana Methodist Episcopal Church of Marysville Michael John MacKinnon Mitchell Building Montana Club Montana Highway Department Building Montana State Capitol Campus Historic District Montana Veterans and Pioneers Memorial Building Montana's Capital Montana's Capital Contenders Morelli Bridge Myers Residence New York Block Old U.S. Highway 91 Olsen House Original Governor's Mansion Original Headquarters - Montana Highway Patrol Original Helena Streetcar Palmquist Residence Pioneer Cabin Pioneer Cabin on Last Chance Gulch Placer Hotel Porter Flats Power Block and Power Block West Raleigh and Clarke Dry Goods Record Cold Spot Reeder's Alley Reeder's Alley Reeder's Alley Survived the Test of Time Remembering Governor Forrest H. Anderson Return to the United States Robert and Elizabeth Fisk Residence Rodney Hotel Rodney Street News Ryan Building Samuel Dempster House Samuel T. Hauser Mansion Sanders Home Sands Brothers Dry Goods Sixth Avenue Apartment St. Louis Block Stone House at Reeder's Alley Tatem-Young Residence Temple Emanu-el Temple Emanuel The Dearborn – Ancient Interstate Highway The Discovery at Last Chance Gulch The Founding of Helena The Manlove Homestead The Mann Gulch Fire Thomas Francis Meagher. Tracy-Power Residence U.S.S. Helena Uncle Sam's Block Unemployment Compensation Commission Unionville Ward House Weinstein Grocery Store Western Life Insurance Company William M. Bishop House William Steele Residence Woodman S. Paynter House YWCA "Cliffs High and Steep" "nearer than the route we Came" "The Pioneer Cabin"
The town of Libby, Montana, was the site of one of the worst environmental disasters in US history, when it was discovered that vermiculite mined from the area was contaminated with asbestos. The contamination led to widespread illness and death, and cleanup efforts have been ongoing for several decades.
Lewis and Clark County is located in the state of Montana in the United States. Named after the famous explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the county has a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century.

The area that is now Lewis and Clark County was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Blackfeet, Salish, and Shoshone. The Lewis and Clark Expedition explored the region in 1805, documenting the natural resources and mapping the area. This initial contact with the explorers paved the way for later Euro-American settlement.

In the 1860s, gold was discovered in the Last Chance Gulch, which is now the city of Helena, the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. This led to a mining boom, attracting settlers and prospectors from all over. Helena quickly became a bustling city and the territorial capital of Montana. The gold rush also brought conflicts with Native American tribes, leading to tensions and occasional clashes.

As Helena grew, so did the county. It became an important center for commerce, government, and culture in the region. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, railroads were built, enhancing connectivity and stimulating the economy. The county experienced both economic ups and downs, facing challenges such as floods and fires, but continued to thrive.

Today, Lewis and Clark County is a diverse and vibrant community. It is home to a mix of urban and rural areas, offering a wide range of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, skiing, and exploring the nearby national forests. The county also has important historical sites and landmarks that celebrate its past, including the Montana State Capitol building, which is located in Helena.

This timeline provides a concise overview of the key events in the history of Lewis And Clark County, Montana.

  • 1805 - Lewis and Clark explore the region during their expedition
  • 1843 - Fur traders establish the first permanent settlement in the area
  • 1864 - Lewis and Clark County is officially established
  • 1875 - Helena becomes the county seat
  • 1883 - Construction of the state capitol building begins in Helena
  • 1919 - Construction of the Cathedral of Saint Helena is completed
  • 1974 - Helena Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • 1991 - The Great Northern Carousel, a popular attraction, opens in Helena