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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

Residents who own homes in Richland County MT enjoy a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. A float trip down the meandering Yellowstone is a relaxing way to enjoy the area’s beautiful scenery. Floaters may even find themselves stopping to fish for the area’s unique paddlefish or fossil hunting along the shoreline. Other outdoor activities such as camping and swimming are found at nearby Makoshika State Park, Teddy Roosevelt National Park and Fort Peck Reservoir. Richland County has the only indoor hockey rink in eastern Montana. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy Sidney’s indoor archery range or the county’s rich hunting and fishing areas.People who love history will find plenty of interesting sites to visit. Lambert’s Burgess Garage is on the National Register of Historic Places. Fairview has a wonderful, well-preserved special lift bridge. Sidney’s MonDak Heritage Center and Art Gallery offers art galleries, a turn of the century street, two research libraries and special exhibits. Army forts that were also used as trading posts are nearby. Ft. Union Trading Post and Ft. Buford are just twenty-two miles north of Sidney. If you want to learn more about these great places or homes in Richland County Mt. contact the Sidney Chamber of Commerce at 406-433-1916.Events

Early founders would be proud of the many events that today’s leaders offer to owners of real estate in Richland County MT. Perhaps the most anticipated annual countywide celebration is the Richland County Fair and Rodeo in Sidney. Along with rodeo events, an antique tractor show and beer garden for adults, the four day celebration offers a carnival, entertainers and other fair attractions. Visitors to the exhibit hall won’t want to miss the seed pictures backdrops made by the different county towns.Another popular event is Sidney’s annual Sunrise Festival of the Arts. Artists and crafters come from all over for this one day event. There is even a special “writer’s row” for authors to display and autograph their works. Other county events include the annual Ag Appreciation Golf Tournament, the Lone Tree Gun Show and the Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights. Real estate in Richland County MT is available near these great events.