Believed to be the third oldest town in Montana,
Silver Star was once a prosperous mining town for both gold and
silver, and it was the chief trade center until Whitehall was
established in 1887. A prospector by the name of Green Campbell
discovered gold in the hills near town and named his claim after
himself. It was the first claim in Montana patent records and was
very large and successful producer for many years. A post office was
established in 1869 and a school was built in 1874.
As the years went by, the larger mining claims eventually closed.
Named after a mining claim owned by George and Bill Boyer, the town
of Silver Star gradually shifted from a mining community to being
surrounded by ranches and farms.
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Several small but unique gift & craft shops make Silver Star
a nice place to do some browsing and buying.
There's a state fishing access on the Jefferson River at the
south end of town. Day use only, with good parking. The Jefferson is
well-known for it's great fishing.