The first traces of settlement can be traced back to the Neolithic period, as evidenced by archaeological finds from Grabovac and Zagvozd, and continuous population of the region from the Early Bronze Age (2000th to 1600th BC) when bearers of Cetina culture lived here.
After immigration of the Illyrian tribe Delmati in the Late Bronze Age, who built fortified settlements and after their defeat by the Romans, Imotski was followed by a strong urbanization. We can see that on the remains of Roman municipalities near villages of Runovići and Lovreć.
The turning point in the history of this landscape had Frankish Empire because under its political influence within the Croatian Principality formed Imotska County, then called Imota. It ran through the entire Imotski field, and today its northwestern half is in Croatia and southeastern in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After the reign of Croatian-Hungarian kings, in 1493 Imotski regions was conquered by the Ottomans that ruled for 225 years, but without leaving any deep trace because of waking consciousness of the Catholic Franciscans who connected that with the Croatian national being. In 1718 the treaty of Passarowitz occurs and today’s delimitation is given to this area. Also the status of Military-administrative area of the Venetian military rule is defined.
The fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797, continue to change rulers of Imotski region: Austria, France, Yugoslavia Monarchy, Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia. During the Croatian war for independence Imotski was not directly affected by the Serbian aggression, but a large number of its inhabitants fought on all Croatian fronts.