Golden Valley was created from the western portion of Billings County by a favorable vote at the
November 10 general election, although litigation delayed its official
designation as a county until November 11, 1912. The name was probably chosen
for the favorable image it projected although a Golden Valley Land and Cattle Co
is known to have been a major land owner here in the early 1900's. Golden Valley
County was established 11 Nov 1912 when voters chose to secede from Billings
County. The name was after the fields of grass and wheat in the area.
County Seat: Beach
Area 1008 square miles.
2000 population -- 1,924
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