A scenic and peaceful Montana community
Victor Wasn’t Always This Quiet
When the railroad came to town in 1887, things were busy in Victor.
Silver and gold mining was booming west of town, agriculture had arrived in the Bitterroot Valley, and Victor was suddenly the depot where goods and transportation would meet.
Victor was a busy place.
While the mining boom ended long ago, and the railroad tracks were moved to the other side of the river, the town of Victor continues on.
Nestled in its prime location between the Bitterroot Mountains and the Bitterroot River, Victor, MT is best known for its great access to outdoor recreation, incredible scenery, and its peaceful and friendly community.
Victor, MT Location
Victor is located in Ravalli County, Montana.
The community is located near the center of the Bitterroot Valley, just 10 miles north of Hamilton.
US 93 connects Victor to Hamilton, and Victor to Florence.
Victor is officially a Census Designated Place (CDP). In other words, Victor is an unincorporated community.
According to Wikipedia, the population of Victor was 745 in the 2020 Census.
This total includes residents living within a 0.46 square mile area surrounding Victor town.
Our Bitterroot Valley population article reports 3,895 residents living in the Victor community.
This total includes everyone living within the 59875 Zip Code that serves Victor residents.
Local Services in Victor
Victor is home to Victor School District. The District enrolls around 250 students per year in grades K-12. Their team name is the “Pirates”.
Victor Volunteer Fire/EMS Department provides fire and EMS services.
Law enforcement is provided by the Ravalli County Sheriff’s office.
A variety of businesses, including agricultural, retail, banking, health care, restaurants, gas and groceries are located in the Victor community.
Victor, MT Timeline
Lewis and Clark traveled through the area on their epic journey in 1805 and 1806.
Some of the first settlers, A. Stearns Blake and wife Mary, acquired a 320 acre parcel through the Homestead Act of 1869.
The town was established in August 1881 by Frank Woody, and was originally named Garfield, after President James Garfield.
The town’s name was changed to Victor, in honor of Chief Victor of the Bitterroot Salish Tribe, in December 1881.
The Bitterroot Rail line was extended to Victor in 1887.
1893 brought mine closings and economic downturn to Victor due to the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act.
Points of Interest in Victor
The Victor Heritage Museum collects, preserves, and protects Victor’s history.
The peaceful Redsun Labyrinth is a popular attraction with great views of the Bitterroot Mountains
That’s a Good Question
745 residents live in the town of Victor. An estimated 3,895 residents live in the 59875 zip code.