Big Horn County, Montana

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Big Horn County
Hotel Becker in Hardin, Montana
Map of Montana highlighting Big Horn County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45°26′N 107°29′W / 45.43°N 107.49°W / 45.43; -107.49
Country United States
State Montana
FoundedJanuary 13, 1913
Named forBighorn sheep
SeatHardin
Largest cityHardin
Area
 • Total5,015 sq mi (12,990 km2)
 • Land4,995 sq mi (12,940 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (50 km2)  0.4%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
13,360
 • Density2.6/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.bighorncountymt.gov

Big Horn County is a county found in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 12,865 people.[1] Its county seat is Hardin.[2] The county was created in 1913.[3] It is on the south line of the state.

The county, like the river and mountain range, were named for the bighorn sheep in the Rocky Mountains.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "About Hardin & Big Horn County". Big Horn County Historical Museum. Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. Merrill, Andrea; Judy Jacobson (1997). Montana almanac. Helena MT: Falcon Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 1-56044-493-2.