Granite County, Montana

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Granite County
Granite County Courthouse
Granite County Courthouse
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]
Largest townPhilipsburg
 • Total1,733 sq mi (4,490 km2)
 • Land1,727 sq mi (4,470 km2)
 • Water5.6 sq mi (15 km2)  0.3%
 • Total3,309
 • Density1.9/sq mi (0.74/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district1st
  • Montana county number 46

Granite County is a county found in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 3,309 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. "QuickFacts: Granite County, Montana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 4, 2024.
  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.