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Sweet Grass County

County of Excellence for Sept 2012 & Nov 2018

Neighboring Counties

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.

Copyright 1998 - 2009 by Joan E. Shurtliff.
Copyright 2012 to 2016 Bunny Freeman
Copyright 2016 - Current MTGenWeb


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