Place:Chouteau, Montana, United States

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Chouteau County is a county located in the North-Central region of the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,813. Its county seat is Fort Benton. It was established in 1865 as one of the original nine counties of Montana, and named in 1882 after Pierre Chouteau, Jr., a fur trader who established a trading post that became Fort Benton, which was once an important port on the Missouri River.

It is home to the Chippewa-Cree tribe on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation. It contains part of the Lewis and Clark National Forest.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1865 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1882 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1895 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1930 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 517
1880 3,058
1890 4,741
1900 10,966
1910 17,191
1920 11,051
1930 8,635
1940 7,316
1950 6,974
1960 7,348
1970 6,473
1980 6,092
1990 5,452

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External links

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