Petroleum County, Montana

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Petroleum County
Petroleum County Courthouse in Winnett
Petroleum County Courthouse in Winnett
Map of Montana highlighting Petroleum County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 47°07′N 108°16′W / 47.11°N 108.26°W / 47.11; -108.26
Country United States
State Montana
FoundedFebruary 25
Named forPetroleum fields
SeatWinnett
Largest townWinnett
Area
 • Total1,674 sq mi (4,340 km2)
 • Land1,655 sq mi (4,290 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (50 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
523
 • Density0.3/sq mi (0.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitepetroleumcountymt.org

Petroleum County is a county found in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 United States Census, 494 people lived there,[1] making it the least populous county in Montana and the seventh-least populous in the United States.[2] Its county seat is Winnett.[3] The county's area was part from Fergus County to become the last of Montana's 56 counties to be organized.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Top 10: Least Populous Counties, During the Period of 2005-2009". PolicyMap. February 28, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. Ellie Arguimbau; Ellen Baumler; Charlene L. Porsild; Brian Shovers (2009). Montana Place Names: From Alzada to Zortman. Montana Historical Society. p. 204. ISBN 978-0-9759196-1-3.
  5. Soils Industry, pp. 1-2