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Lewis and Clark came through the Missoula Valley in 1805, but it wasn't until 1860 that Europeans settled here (although a Jesuit priest, DeSmet, opened a mission south in the Bitterroot Valley in 1841). Before settlers arrived, Western Montana was home to the Salish, Pend d'Oreille, and Kootenai tribes. more...
This information is from the Missoula.Montana.com website
Greetings! My name is Denise Wells and I am the new county
coordinator for Missoula County.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or if you wish to share Missoula history.
The population of Missoula county in the 2010 U.S. Census was 109,299 making it the second most populous
county in Montana behind Yellowstone county. The 2012 U.S. Census estimated the population as 110,977
which means there are 36 people per square mile. Missoula county is 2,618 square miles in size.
The county of Missoula was founded on February 2, 1865. It is one of the original 9 counties. Missoula county
was originally part of the Washington Territory and was incorporated in 1860. The Missoula county of today
became a part of the U.S. through the Oregon Treaty on June 14, 1846.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Missoula County
MTGenWeb Project needs your records.
Please submit anything which maybe of value to other researchers: Bible records, marriage
records, wills, pension records, land records, death and obituary records, photos, and old letters.
County, community, church, and school histories. Your help in helping other researchers is vital to
the success of the MTGenWeb Project. Just contact ME with your information or questions.
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