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Hill County is a county located in the state of Montana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 16,096. Its county seat is Havre. It is south from the Canadian borders of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
The county is named after James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern Railway Company, which built the rail line across Montana as part of the Transcontinental Railroad to the Pacific coast.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Hill County was created 28 February 1912 from Chouteau County. County seat: Havre
The first non-Native American settlement was Fort Assinniboine in 1875. Fifteen of the original 104 structures from the fort are still standing. The county is named after James J. Hill.
Hill County is on the "Hi-Line" in North-Central Montana. It borders Blaine County to the East, Liberty County to
the West, Chouteau County to the South, and Canada to the North. Highway 2 runs through Hill County.
Hill County contains Beaver Creek park, which is the largest county park in the Nation.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,916 square miles (7,553 km2), of which, 2,896 square miles (7,502 km2) of it is land and 20 square miles (51 km2) of it (0.68%) is water.
It is one of the few locations in the United States to have an antipodal point on land, and its community of Rudyard is the only populated such place. The Kerguelen Islands are on the opposite side of the earth from parts of Hill County, while the antipodal points of almost all other places in the United States lie in the Indian Ocean.
Bordering counties are as follows: