Welcome to Rosebud County

Rosebud County was established on February 1, 1901 and is located in Southeastern Montana covering approximately 5,027 square miles (5,010 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water). The county Courthouse was built in Forsyth in 1912. Rosebud County is Montana’s twenty-second most populous county, with an estimated population of 9,329 as of the latest census.

Other cities and towns in Rosebud County include Angela, Ashland, Birney, Colstrip, Hathaway, Ingomar, Lame Deer, Rosebud, and Sumatra. A large portion of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation lies within Rosebud County.

  • Rosebud County is the fourth largest County by land area in the State of Montana.
  • Topography of Rosebud County is mostly rolling with small hills.  Elevations range from 1500 feet above sea level near the Yellowstone River to 4200 feet in the southern portion of the County near Ashland, adjacent to Custer National Forest.
  • The County’s leading source of income are from agriculture, tourism, railroad, coal mining and electrical generation.
  • There are 1,165 miles of County road.
  • Medical facilities are located in Ashland, Lame Deer, Colstrip and Forsyth.
53.6 ° Forsyth, MT


Job Opening: Justice Court Clerk

Rosebud County is seeking applicants for a part time (32 hours per week) Court Clerk. Under general supervision, performs financial, administrative, and clerical duties for the Justice Court. Wage: Dependent upon experience. After successful completion of 6 months’ probation benefit package (Vacation, Sick Leave, contributory Health, and Retirement.)  Application available here. More

JOB OPENING for a Public Health Nurse

Public Health Nurse in Forsyth MT for Rosebud County Public Health Department – 32 hour work week, travel within the county expected, compensation commensurate with experience. BSN and 1 year experience preferred, LPN and training assignments may be considered. For a complete job description click here. Applications are found here and should be submitted to the Commissioner’s Office by Friday, August 17, 2018.  

Upcoming Events

Quilt Show

August 16, 2018

Big Basement Book Sale

August 20, 2018