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Largest city Hamilton
Ravalli County was created by the Montana Legislature on March 3, 1893. It is named after the Italian Jesuit priest
Antony Ravalli, who arrived in the Bitterroot Valley in 1845.
Located in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Montana, Ravalli County is part
of a north/south mountain valley bordered by the Sapphire Mountains on the East and the Bitterroot Mountains on
the West. It is often referred to as the Bitterroot Valley, after the Bitterroot Flower.
Ravalli County was once home to the Bitterroot Salish tribe. The tribe was first encountered in 1805 by the Lewis
and Clark Expedition, which noted the friendly nature of the tribe. The Catholic Church took interest in creating
a mission in the area, and in 1841, Stevensville was founded. In 1891, the Salish tribe was relocated to the current
Flathead Reservation under the Treaty of Hellgate.
In 1877, Chief Joseph and his Wallowa band of Nez Perce passed through Ravalli County in their attempt to escape
confinement to a reservation; they were captured en route to Canada just south of Havre.
* Hamilton (county seat)
* Darby * Pinesdale * Stevensville
* Corvallis * Florence * Victor
Church Histories / Records
June 2012: obits for SWIERENGA, BESSENYEY
Sep 2011: Bios for DAGENAIS, DOBBINS, BAGGS, CANNON, BAIRD, LAIRD, MAY, SMART, MCCULLOCH, PARR, KERLEE, MILES,
FAULDS. Marr. Ann for MCMILLAN-BELL; BELL-ZENTNER. Obit for ROBBINS; Miscellaneous News story on breeding buffaloes;
Court news item; Vietnam War Casualties
Aug 2011: List of Cemeteries; Burials in Maplewood and Riverview cemeteries; WW2 and Korean War Casualties
We're looking to add the transcribed data from the vital records, biographies from the county histories as well
as the county history information itself, transcriptions of obituaries, burial data from cemetery trompings and/or
readings, the data from military pensions and other service records; enumerations from census years, any newspaper
gleanings for the family members including birth announcements, marriage announcements, death notices/obits and
anything in between - in short, the data you used to build your family tree (rather than the tree itself since
we don't have the space or manpower to accept gedcoms and trees)
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* Beaverhead - southeast
* Lemhi County, Idaho - south
* Idaho County, Idaho - west
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