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Montana CountiesThere are 56 Counties in Montana. Montana has two consolidated city-counties—Anaconda with Deer Lodge County and Butte with Silver Bow County. The portion of Yellowstone National Park that lies within Montana was not part of any county until 1997, when part of it was nominally added to Gallatin County, and the rest of it to Park County.
Big Horn County, Montana
Big Horn County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Bighorn sheep in the area
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Big Horn County was created 13 January 1913 from Rosebud and Yellowstone Counties.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,015 square miles (12,988 kmē), of which,
4,995 square miles (12,936 kmē) of it is land and 20 square miles (51 kmē) of it (0.40%) is water. Most of the
county's land area comprises Indian reservations: The Crow Indian Reservation covers 64.2 percent of its area, while
the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation covers another 6.37 percent.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"