National Register Listings in
Lewis And Clark County, Montana

Algeria Shrine Temple Alice Creek Historic District Appleton House No. 13 Appleton House No. 9 Armitage, Joshua and Martha, House Benton Avenue Cemetery Broadwater, Charles A., House Cathedral of Saint Helena Childs Carriage House Crum, William C., House Crump-Howard House Cuthbert, D. H., House Dearborn River High Bridge Donovan-Mayer House Dorsey Grocery and Residence Evans, Christmas Gift, House F.M. Mack General Store Fisk, Robert and Elizabeth, House Forestvale Cemetery Former Montana Executive Mansion Fort Harrison Veterans' Hospital Historic District Gehring Ranch Gilman State Bank Gilpatrick-Root House Hauser Mansion Helena Historic District Helena Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Helena Historic District (Boundary Increase) Helena Railroad Depot Historic District Helena South-Central Historic District Helena West Main Street Historic District Hilger,Joe and Carrie, Ranch Home of Peace House of the Good Shepherd Historic District Huseby, John H,. House Kemna, Herman, House Kleinschmidt, T. H., House Kluge House Lewis and Clark County Hospital Historic District Lincoln Community Hall Lincoln Lodge Lyman-Neel Residence Mann Gulch Wildfire Historic District Methodist-Episcopal Church of Marysville Missouri River Bridge Montana Aeronautics Commission Operations Historic District Montana State Arsenal, Armory and Drill Hall Montana State Capitol Building Montana State Capitol Campus Historic District Montana State Fairgrounds Racetrack Montana Veterans and Pioneers Memorial Building Mount Helena Historic District Murphy, John T., House Olsen House Pope, Francis and Hannah, House Porter Flats Apartments Power, C. B., Bungalow Quinn's Garage Regan, Thomas P., Cabin Sheep Creek Bridge Silver City Cemetery Silver Creek School Silver King Ranch Silverman, Morris, House Spalding-Gunn House Stearns Hall Stedman Foundry and Machine Company Summit Lodge Temple Emanu-El Unemployment Compensation Commission Building Wassweiler Hotel and Bath Houses Western Clay Manufacturing Company Western Life Insurance Company Helena Branch Office Wick-Seiler House Williams Street Bridge Wolf Creek Hotel Young Women's Christian Association (Independent)
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 condensed summary of the historical journey 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