The county's 2,100 people are a resilient, creative, hard-working people.  Through changing times they remain optimistic about the future of Central Montana.  Small-Town values and friendly faces make this a great place to live, work, and raise a family.


They say location is everything.  Wheatland County is the perfect location.  Here the rolling plains of central Montana break upon the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains.  Checkered farmland, sagebrush buttes, and grassy hills lap at the feet of the craggy peaks of the Crazy Mountains, wherepeaks in excess of 11,000 feet tower above the cottonwood groves of the Musselshell River.  It provides the best Montana has to offer with its scenic views and wide open spaces.   

Being centrally located has other advantages as well.  Travel time to four of Montana's major cities is nearly equidistant.  Wheatland County puts the best Montana has to  offer within reach, and provides a beautiful place to come home to.


Many would be surprised to find BIG business tucked away in a SMALL town, however, Wheatland county may be the perfect place to blend a small town pace of life with a global business.  Elk River Systems houses the backend of in two nondescript buildings located on Harlowton's Central Ave.  The company prints tickets, banners, stickers and much more to be shipped around the world.  Next time you attend a major sporting event or see your favorite music artist perform, just think, your ticket may have been printed in Harlowton, MT.

In addition, other SMALL-town global businesses include:

  • Rocky Mountain Cookware, established in 1992. Rocky Mountain Cookware manufactures die stamped steel griddles and broilers that surpass cast iron in strength and durability while remaining economical. Created for the restaurant industry as well as home, RV, recreational, camping and outfitter use ships to many restaurant supply and equipment dealers as well as sporting goods, camping and outdoor outfitter stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.
  • Cream of the West, proudly serving a taste of Montana for 100 Years…and counting! In the business of making healthy, hearty 100% whole grain cereals and other all natural food goodness from Montana grains since 1914. In those hundred-plus years much has stayed the same– like the distinctive cowboy packaging, high-quality grains, pure and simple recipe and special roasting process. What’s new and exciting is the magic of technology that connects us with you.



Wheatland Memorial Healthcare is one of Wheatland County's largest employers.  This critical access hospital is a 25 bed facility offering emergency services and quality healthcare to local residents and those who may find themselves in need while passing through our neck of the woods.


The wind has been instrumental in the settlement and prosperity of the area since the beginning of human habitation.  The same winds being harvested by numerous wind turbine farms in the Valley today often clear the rich grasslands and pastures during the long winter months, ensuring ways and means to feed livestock and open roadways. Spring announces its arrival each year with Chinook winds blowing fresh smelling warm air,  a final melting of stubborn drifts, and opening impassable roads. During the warm months, the wind provides a cooling current from the mountain areas during the hot summer nights—a natural air conditioning unit.  We celebrate the wind in Wheatland County!