Sanders County MTGenWeb


Sanders County

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*Wilbur Fiske Sanders
May 2, 1834 – July 7, 1905

Sanders County was created from Missoula County in 1905, and was named after Wilbur Fiske Sanders, pioneer and U.S. Senator from Montana.


County seat: Thompson Falls

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Historical population
Census Pop.   %
1910 3,713  
1920 4,903   32.0%
1930 5,692   16.1%
1940 6,926   21.7%
1950 6,983   0.8%
1960 6,880   -1.5%
1970 7,093   3.1%
1980 8,675   22.3%
1990 8,669   -0.1%
2000 10,227   18.0%
2010 11,413   11.6%
Est. 2013 11,363   -0.4%

Angela Hartman
County Coordinator
MTGenWeb State Coordinator

County of Excellence Winner

March 2015
February 2016
March 2017





Hello,and welcome to the Sanders County MTGenWeb page. My name is Angela Hartman, and I am the county coordinator for Sanders county. I hope you will enjoy your time here and find exciting things pertaining to your ancestors. If you have something you would like to add, please contact me. Please feel free to use the information you find here for your research, but please do not reproduce any of the pages for monetary gain.

**I do not live in Sanders County so I am not able to do local research, but be sure to check out the Lookups page for Volunteers that are willing to help with research. Should you have any questions or comments regarding the Sanders County MTGenWeb Project, please e-mail me.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Sanders County MTGenWeb Project needs your records. Please submit anything you think may be 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 the county coordinator, Angela Hartman, with your information or questions.

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