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County Information

Originally part of Billings County.  Voters elected to seperate from Billings County in 1910, but litigation prevented formal organization of the county in 1910. The territory in the surrounding area was colloquially referred to as Rattlesnake Flats due to large number of the snakes found in the area. The region was dubbed Golden Valley in 1902 after a group of land surveyors noticed that the sunlight gave the surrounding grasses a distinct golden color.
- Wikipedia

County Seat:  Beach from 1912 to the present.
*Bullion *Delhi *Elk Creek *Elmwood *Garner
*Henry *Lone Tree *Pearl *Saddle Butte *Sentinel *Trotters

*Beach *Golva *Sentinel Butte

Unincorporated Townships:
*East Golden Valley *North Golden Valley *South Golden Valley  


Online Data





Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Forgotten Towns





County History

Wills/Legal Records

Website Updates: April 2012- Beach city Cemetery Listing - Obits for Mr. Roy Oech, Mr. Wm. Trester, William Lee and Mrs. Henrietta Lee - Marriage and Anniversary News- County History- Articles Mar 2012: obit for SHELL
Previous Updates: Biographies for HOVERSON, ODLAND; List of Cemeteries; Military Records

Surrounding Counties 
McKenzie County (north) 
Billings County  (east) 
Slope County (south) 
Fallon County, Montana (southwest)
Wilbaux County, Montana (west) 


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