Meagher County, Montana

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Meagher County, Montana
Byron R. Sherman House 06.JPG
Map of Montana highlighting Meagher County
Location in the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location in the U.S.
Founded November 16, 1867
Named for Thomas Francis Meagher
Seat White Sulphur Springs
Largest city White Sulphur Springs
Area
 • Total 2,395 sq mi (6,203 km2)
 • Land 2,392 sq mi (6,195 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 1,830
 • Density 0.8/sq mi (0.3/km2)
Congressional district At-large
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/−6
Website www.meaghercounty.mt.gov

Meagher County (pronounced Marr) is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2010, there were 1,891 people. Its county seat is White Sulphur Springs[1]. The center of population of Montana is also in Meagher County at 46°48′48″N 111°12′35″W / 46.813302°N 111.209708°W / 46.813302; -111.209708[2]

Meagher County was named for Thomas Francis Meagher, territorial governor of Montana.

The first county seat was Diamond City, the main city of the Confederate Gulch mining district. This entire area is no longer part of Meagher County. It is now in neighboring Broadwater County.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. "Population and Population Centers by State:2000" (txt). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-02-23.