Pondera County, Montana Genealogy
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- 3 Places/Localities
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- 5 Societies and Libraries
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Choteau 1865 and Teton 1893
The Montana legislature created Pondera County in 1919 from Chouteau and Teton Counties with Conrad as the county seat. Local lore suggests that Pondera is either the phonetic spelling of the French word “Pend d’Oreille” meaning hanging earring or “pain d’or” meaning golden bread for the color of the native grasses in the area. Wheat production remains the main industry for the county.
The Main Cities are Conrad as the county Seat and Valier (VAH-Leer).
Other Comunities: Brady, Dupuyer, Fowler, Ledger, Mauson, Robare, Williams