Granite County, Montana

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Granite County, Montana
Granite County Jail.jpg
Historic Granite County Jail in Philipsburg, Montana.
Location within Montana
Location within Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
FoundedMarch 2, 1893[1]
Largest townPhilipsburg
 • Total1,733 sq mi (4,488 km2)
 • Land1,727 sq mi (4,473 km2)
 • Water5.6 sq mi (15 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)3,358
 • Density1.95/sq mi (0.75/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneMountain: UTC−7/−6

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.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 141.