Huntley, Montana

Huntley was named for S. O. Huntley, one of the major partners in the stagecoach firm Clark & Huntley. This was a stop on the stageline at the head of navigation on the Yellowstone River, however, river trade was infrequent and couldn't be counted on. The Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in 1882, connecting Huntley Station with Billings. By 1885, Huntley had a hotel, a blacksmith, two stores and a German Methodist and a Lutheran church.

In 1904, the federal government renegotiated a treaty with the Crow Nation and reduced the size of their reservation significantly. The next year, the United States Bureau of Reclamation began the "Huntley Project," an irrigation project along the Yellowstone River Valley that included Huntley with the railroad towns of Pompey's Pillar, Ballantine and Worden, all founded in 1907 (the same year the Huntley Project started delivering irrigation water through the newly dug canals).

Fast Facts about Huntley, Montana
Huntley, Yellowstone County, MT 59037
Founded: 1877
Elevation: 3,022'
Latitude: 45.8997°N
Longitude: 108.3045°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 62.3%
Native American: 37.7%
High School or Higher: 86.4%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 2.9%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 444
Males: 221
Females: 223
Median Resident Age: 38.3 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $18,700
Estimated Median Home Value: $166,300
Population Density: 345 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Huntley: 88.1
Major Industries:
Repair & Maintenance, Health Care, Automotive Services, Educational Services, Construction, Utilities, Lodging & Food Services, Waste Management Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 5.9%
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