Richland County MT
Lewis and Clark camped near Richland County, Montana during their journey across our nation. Later travelers settled the area and created Dawson County. In 1914, Dawson’s residents voted to reorganize into a new county. They decided to name the new county Richland in the hopes of attracting settlers to the area. Today homes in Richland County MT shelter over 9,000 residents. Sidney, Richland’s county seat, is joined by the towns of Crane, Fairview, Lambert and Savage. During the early 1900s, the federal government built a large irrigation project along the nearby Yellowstone River. This effort turned Richland into a rich, irrigated farming region. Richland is now one of Montana’s leading producers of sugar beets and grains. The oil and gas industry’s development of the area’s huge Bakken Field also contributes to Richland County’s economy.
Activities & Attractions
Parks & Recreation
Attractions & Activities
There are plenty of in town activities for Sidney residents. A beautiful fitness center provides year round classes in aerobics, non-cardio exercises, yoga and Pilates. Hockey players will love the only indoor hockey rink in eastern Montana. For those who enjoy golfing, Sidney’s semi-private Country Club is an 18 hole golf course with rolling hills and beautiful views.