Granite County, Montana

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Granite County
Historic Granite County Jail in Philipsburg, Montana.
Historic Granite County Jail in Philipsburg, Montana.
Map of Montana highlighting Granite County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°25′N 113°27′W / 46.42°N 113.45°W / 46.42; -113.45
Country United States
State Montana
FoundedMarch 2, 1893[1]
SeatPhilipsburg
Largest townPhilipsburg
Area
 • Total1,733 sq mi (4,490 km2)
 • Land1,727 sq mi (4,470 km2)
 • Water5.6 sq mi (15 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
3,358
 • Density1.95/sq mi (0.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitewww.co.granite.mt.us

Granite County is a county found in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,079 people.[2] Its county seat is Philipsburg.[3] The county was founded in 1893, and was named for a mountain which contains the Granite Mountain silver mine.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Montana County Formation Time Line
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved September 15, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 141.