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The Cities and communities of Yellowstone County, Montana *

Acton

Ballantine, Billings, Broadview

Custer

Huntley

Laurel, Lockwood

Pompeys Pillar

Shepherd

Worden

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Yellowstone County, Montana

Government:

Yellowstone County Website

Yellowstone County Courthouse
217 N. 27th St.
Billings, MT. 59101

Billings is the County Seat of Yellowstone County

Geography:

Total area: 2,666 square miles.
Total land area: 2,635 square miles
Total water area: 31 square miles

Population:
1996 - 128,000
2000 - 129,352

Population Density:
2000 - 49 persons per square mile

Other facts & information:

Median income: $25,942 (1989)

History:

Early French trappers named the Yellowstone River Roche Jaune, meaning yellow rock. It is said that William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition called Pompeys Pillar by the name of Pompy's Tower. He named it for Sacajawea's son, Baptiste. He called the boy Little Pomp. The county was created on 26 February 1883. It was formed from parts of Custer County, Carbon County, Sweet Grass County, Musselshell County, Big Horn County and Stillwater County. Additional changes occurred in 1919 and 1925 when Yellowstone and Carbon Counties annexed portions of each county.

Genealogy:

Yellowstone County US GenWeb project page - lots of information and links for county genealogical research

Cemeteries of Yellowstone County

Kindred Trails page for Yellowstone County

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