Big Horn County, Montana

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Big Horn County, Montana
Hotel Becker (Hardin, Montana) 001.jpg
Location within Montana
Location within Montana
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Montana's location within the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 13, 1913
Named forBighorn sheep
SeatHardin
Largest cityHardin
Area
 • Total5,015 sq mi (12,989 km2)
 • Land4,995 sq mi (12,937 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (49 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)13,360
 • Density2.6/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneMountain: UTC−7/−6
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.
  3. "About Hardin & Big Horn County". Big Horn County Historical Museum. Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  4. Merrill, Andrea; Judy Jacobson (1997). Montana almanac. Helena MT: Falcon Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 1-56044-493-2.