Welcome to Teton County!
Where is Teton County?
About Teton County
Teton County, Montana is located on the Rocky Mountain Front, which forms the seam between the wild lands and wilderness of the Lewis and Clark National Forest and the foothills and plains domesticated by area ranchers and farmers.
Sparsely populated, Teton County is made up of small communities, linked by miles of country roads and highways, that are dedicated to maintaining the special quality of life that makes living here so worthwhile. Teton County is a slice out of America’s heartland and, in some ways, is a slice out of this country’s past. Crime rates are low out here and violent crime is almost non-existent. We don’t have gangs in our schools or on our streets, and we still enjoy old-fashioned pleasures like community dances, family picnics and going for a drive in the country.
Our culture and traditions are steeped in the fertile soil and in the wheat and barley and livestock we raise as our top marketable products. Seasons around here include calving, lambing, haying, seeding, harvesting and, in the fall, shipping. When you see cowboys moving their cattle along a roadway, you can bet they live on a ranch in the area and they probably learned to ride shortly after they learned to walk.
We value the wide open spaces (Teton County’s population density, for example, is just 2.8 people per square mile), the pristine wildlife habitat, the clean air and bountiful water. We’re accustomed to seeing deer in our gardens and hay fields, hearing the yip and howl of coyotes on moonlit nights and watching as hawks and eagles soar over the prairie.
We’re proud of our communities and ready with open hospitality for visitors and travelers. Stop here awhile and you’ll begin to realize why life in the country – far from the hustle and bustle of urban America – is such a valuable treasure.
See our Communities Page to learn more about the communities located in Teton County and please enjoy!
Republished from the Choteau Acantha