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Sweet Grass County
Montana

County of Excellence for Sept 2012

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Golden Valley, MT

Meagher, MT

Park County MT

Stillwater County, MT

Wheatland County MT

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The county of Sweet Grass (two words) is located in south central Montana.
Many notable people have passed through Sweet Grass County dating back to William Clark who, in 1806, followed the Yellowstone River back to rendezvous with Meriwether Lewis on their journey exploring the west. In the 1860's, the Bozeman Trail crossed the county taking miners to gold fields further west and a Dr. Andrew Hunter began developing a hot spring on what is now the Sweet Grass - Park County border. Parts of Sweet Grass County were part of the Crow Indian reservation until about 1880. The Northern Pacific railroad crossed the county in the 1880's. Settlers from Norway began relocating in the Melville area in the 1890's. Cattle, sheep and mining have all played a role in the history of the county.
Sweet Grass County became a county in 1895. It was formed out of parts of Park, Meagher and Yellowstone Counties. From 1910-1920 parts of Sweet Grass County were taken to form Stillwater, Wheatland and Golden Valley Counties. It has been its present size since 1920.


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