February 2013, May, 2016 & April 2017

Fergus County, Montana

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Big Springs Hatchery near Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana

Photo: Big Spring Hatchery near Lewistown, Montana © Ann Kramlich


Welcome to the Fergus County MTGenWeb website!
Please check back often as this site is continually under construction.
If you have any information to add to this website, please email me.
Fergus County Coordinator


Original County, Formed in 1886

Montana Missing Children

County Seat, Lewistown


*Restored 4/28/2016* Homestead Shacks over Buffalo Tracks, a History of Northeastern Fergus County 
Permission was granted by the Roy Genealogy and History Committee to transcribe and post this history of Roy on the Fergus County MtGenWeb Project site. Very good reading and many interesting articles about Roy and surrounding areas.

Fergus County Photos
Photo Archives --Old and new photos submitted by MTGenWeb Volunteers and many very special friends of the MTGenWeb Project. Super photo history of Montana

Beaver Creek Cemetery
Calvary Cemetery
Central Montana Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Coffee Creek Cemetery
Danvers Cemetery
Deerfield Cemetery
Forest Grove Cemetery
Fort Maginnis Cemetery
Grass Range Cemetery
Great Divide Cemetery
Hilger Cemetery
Hillcrest Cemetery
Kendall Cemetery
King Colony Ranch Cemetery
Lewistown City Cemetery
Moore Cemetery
Roy Cemetery
Strouf Pioneer Cemetery
Winifred Cemetery

Stories From the Lewistown News Argus Christmas Editions:
Early Day Gilt Edge -- horse thieves and vigilantes
Buried wall recalls tale of high school's burning
Clark's Store, is woven into Grass Range history
Famous Montana ranch has colorful history N Bar touches lives of many since 1885 beginning
From Kansas to Montana--Biehl family finds its new home in Musselshell County
Horse stealing and cattle rustling... Outlaws reigned in 'horse-running days'
Ina Yaeger, 99, remembers growing up in Central Montana
The Building of Fort Maginnis
James Fergus: The Grand Old Man of Montana
Judith Basin County formed from parts of Fergus, Cascade
Lines drawn on the plains .... Birth of Petroleum County no easy task
O'Brien's arrive to a "scene from Hell" They helped bury Custer's dead upon arrival to Montana from Ireland

Edith Hull Distad Journals
Gove, Stowell, Drinkard and Nichols
Lokajicek Tragedy

Brief History of the Original Fergus County
Signers of the 1884 Montana State Constitution
Signers of the 1889 Montana State Constitution

Books Online:
Homestead Shacks over Buffalo Tracks, a History of Northeastern Fergus County 
Pages of Time, A History of Petroleum County, Montana (was part of Fergus County until 1925)

Libraries and Societies:
Montana Genealogy Society
Montana Historical Society
Montana State Homepage
Central Montana Genealogy Society
Lewistown Public Library
Lewistown Chamber of Commerce

Books, CD's, films, etc. -- that pertain to Fergus County
Lookups --Volunteers that have offered to lookup information in books or on CD's they own.  

Fergus County Mail List

Métis and Native Americans -- Many great links

Little Shell Tribe of Montana

Message Boards -- these may assist with your research
Fergus County message board
Montana Unknowns message board

Military: Montana
World War I Search by state for information of service and burial location
World War II Search by state for information of service and burial location
World War II Honor list of dead and missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel - Fergus County

Korean War Search by state for information of service and burial location
Korean War Alphabetical by Surname - MT
Vietnam Alphabetical by surname

Neighboring Counties:
Blaine County
Chouteau County
Golden Valley County
Judith Basin County
Musselshell County
Petroleum County
Wheatland County

Forest Grove Postmasters
Roy Postmasters

Fergus High School Classes 1901-1910
Fergus High School Class of 1967
Fergus High School Class of 1968
Fergus High School Class of 1969
Fergus High School Class of 1970
Forest Grove School Diploma Information for Virginia Stowell - 1921


Use this link to find locations and names of current and historical Cemeteries, Churches, Military Forts and Camps, Post Offices, Schools and Towns. USGS Query Form For The United States And Its Territories

MTGenWeb Project
USGenWeb Project
WorldGenWeb Project

Fergus County Courthouse 


712 W. Main
Lewistown, MT 59457
County Clerk & Recorders Office
Phone: 408-535-5242




Billings Gazette Online
P.O. Box 36300
Billings, MT 59107-6300
Phone: 406-657-1200

Lewistown News Argus
P.O. Box 900
Lewistown, MT 59457
Phone: 406-538-3401

Great Falls Tribune
205 River Drive South
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 791-1444 or (800) 438-6600


This site is maintained by:  Up For Adoption
Fergus County Coordinator

This site last updated 27 Nov 2019
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