Everything You Need to Know About the City of Anaconda Montana

Anaconda, the county seat of Deer Lodge County, which has a consolidated city-county government, is located in southwestern Montana of the United States. Located at the foot of the Anaconda Range (referred to locally as the “Pintlers”), the Continental Divide goes inside 8 mi (13 km) south of the network. As of the 2010 census the population of the consolidated city-county was 9,298, with a per capita personal income of $20,462 and a median household income of $34,716. It had earlier peaks of the population in 1930 and 1980, based on the mining industry. As a solidified city-region territory, it positions as the ninth most crowded city in Montana, yet as just a city is far littler. Focal Anaconda is 5,335 ft (1,626 m) above ocean level and is encircled by the networks of Opportunity and West Valley. 

The district territory is 741 square miles (1,920 km2), described by thickly timbered forestlands, lakes, mountains, and entertainment grounds. The region has regular outskirts with Beaverhead, Butte-Silver Bow, Granite, Jefferson, and Powell areas.



Hearst Free Library (1898), listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Club Moderne (1937), Anaconda (Historic American Buildings Survey).

Boa constrictor was established by Marcus Daly, one of the Copper Kings, who financed the development of the Anaconda smelter on close by Warm Springs Creek to process copper mineral from the Butte mines. In June 1883, Daly petitioned for a town plat for “Copperopolis”, yet that name was at that point utilized by another mining town in Meagher County. Rather, Daly acknowledged the name “Boa constrictor”, proposed by the United States postmaster of the time, Clinton Moore. Moore picked the name on account of the significant mine previously existing in the territory. When Montana was admitted as a state in 1889, Daly lobbied to have the capital moved here, but it stayed in Helena, a location supported by rival William Andrews Clark.

In 1903, the Socialist Party of America won its first triumph west of the Mississippi when Anaconda voters chose a communist city hall leader, treasurer, police judge, and three councilmen. The Socialist Party included becoming inside the growing Montana work development. At first, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company endured communist exercises, however, when the Socialists increased political force and took steps to actualize change, the organization efficiently sabotaged the extreme party. City workers and councilmen refused to cooperate with the new mayor, and the company began to fire Socialists. Over the long haul work lost ground in Anaconda and the organization applied ever more prominent political control. 

The Anaconda Company extended purifying limit after some time; by 1919 the Washoe Reduction Works could flaunt that its 585-foot (178 m) smokestack (Anaconda Smelter Stack) was the tallest workmanship structure in the world and that the smelter-refining complex constituted the world’s largest non-ferrous processing plant.