Status: Active Town
Date Settled: 1866
Current Population: 939
Peak Population: 3,000
Elevation: 5,280 Feet (1,609 meters)
Primary Mineral: Silver
Gallery: View 45 Philipsburg, Montana Photos
Philipsburg was named after a prominent mining engineer from the Comstock mining region in Nevada. At the time, Philip Deidesheimer was appointed manager of the James Stuart Mill, which later became known as the Hope Mill. Trying to ease the transportation burden, he built a mill where the flat gulch of Camp Creek narrowed above Flint Creek. The road leading to the mill was to become the main street, Broadway, of Philipsburg. Local residents were so grateful to Philip, they voted to name the town after him.
Philipsburg was officially registered as a town in 1867. The town was growing at such an unbelievable rate that it was reported in an August edition of the Montana Post that Philipsburg was "scarcely thirty days old" but growing at a "rate of one house a day." By December of the same year, Philipsburg had a population of about 1500 people.
Text Courtesy of the Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce
A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
New Photos of the Virtue Mine - OregonRead More
Featured Ghost Town: Berlin, NevadaRead More
Maiden, Montana Town Profile AddedRead More
Basin, Montana Town Profile AddedRead More
Featured Ghost Town: Bingham, UtahRead More
1906 San Francisco Earthquake Best Historical Photos Best Of Mining Era Structures Cemeteries Churches Gambling Towns Historical Commercial Buildings Historical Homes Hotels Mining Machinery Panoramas Smelters Stamp Mills Victorian Homes Winter Scenes View All Tags