Hello and welcome to the City of Libby website and, more importantly, welcome to Libby. I hope you find it easy to locate information; if not, please feel free to contact City Hall at 406-293-2731.
Settled in the 1880’s, Libby was named after miner Stephen Allen’s daughter, Elizabeth or Libby, so the story goes. Libby is a small city of 2,750 residents, located on the beautiful Kootenai River and shadowed by the Cabinet Mountains.
Libby’s history is strongly rooted in the mining and timber industries. As those declined, we transitioned to tourism, taking advantage of the crystal-clear waters and remote opportunities we have to offer as well as cottage industries and small businesses, driven by folks who strongly desire to stay, raise a family, and prosper in God’s country.
Libby is known as the “City of Eagles.” Several eagle sculptures can be found around town, including three 60-foot eagles, one at each end of town, as well as one majestically perched over the gateway to Libby’s downtown, Mineral Avenue.
Enjoy our website and let us know if we can make it better. As Mayor, I welcome you to our city and invite you to discover the many wonderful things Libby has to offer.
–Brent Teske, Mayor