Meagher County, Montana

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Meagher County
The Castle of White Sulphur Springs
Map of Montana highlighting Meagher 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°48′47″N 111°12′36″W / 46.813°N 111.21°W / 46.813; -111.21
Country United States
State Montana
FoundedNovember 16, 1867
Named forThomas Francis Meagher
SeatWhite Sulphur Springs
Largest cityWhite Sulphur Springs
 • Total2,395 sq mi (6,200 km2)
 • Land2,392 sq mi (6,200 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2)  0.1%
 • Total1,927
 • Density0.80/sq mi (0.31/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district2nd
  • Montana county number 47

Meagher County (pronounced Marr) is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2020, there were 1,927 people.[1] Its county seat is White Sulphur Springs[2]. 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[3]

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. "QuickFacts: Meagher County, Montana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "Population and Population Centers by State:2000" (txt). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-02-23.