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Carbon County, Montana

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Carbon County was named for the rich coal deposits found in the area. It was organized on March 4, 1895, from portions of Park and Yellowstone counties.

Land from Park and Yellowstone counties was used to form Carbon County on March 4, 1895. More than sixty federally designated historic sites are located in the county, including Petroglyph Canyon, one of the state's most important rock art sites.

The first commercial oil well in the state was established in Elk Basin fields in 1915.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Alpine
  • Bearcreek
  • Belfry
  • Bowler
  • Boyd
  • Bridger
  • Edgar
  • Fox
  • Fromberg
  • George Place
  • Joliet
  • Luther (formerly Linley)
  • Montaqua
  • Peterson Place
  • Red Lodge (County Seat)
  • Richel Lodge
  • Roberts
  • Rockvale
  • Roscoe (formerly Morris)
  • Selmes
  • Silesia
  • Warren
  • Washoe



Bighorn Canyon Nat'l Rec. Area (part)

Custer National Forest (part)

Gallatin National Forest (part)

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places