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There are fifty-six counties in Montana. Montana has two consolidated city-counties- Anaconda with Deer Lodge County and Butte with Silver Bow County. The portion of Yellowstone National Park that lies within Montana was not part of any county until 1997, when part of it was nominally added to Gallatin County, and the rest of it to Park County.

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Blaine County, Montana

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Blaine County is a county located in the state of Montana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 6,491. Its county seat is Chinook. The county was named in honor of James G. Blaine, former United States Secretary of State. It is south from the Canadian border of Saskatchewan.

Etymology - Origin of Blaine County Name

James G. Blaine, United States Secretary of State and presidential candidate


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Blaine County History

Blaine County was created 29 February 1912 from Chouteau County.

 County seat: Chinook

In 1912 Blaine, Phillips and Hill counties withdrew from Chouteau County to form their own counties. The original boundary of Blaine County included a portion of land in the west that is included in Phillips County.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,239 square miles (10,979 km2), of which, 4,226 square miles (10,946 km2) of it is land and 13 square miles (33 km2) of it (0.30%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Hill County, Montana - west
  • Chouteau County, Montana - south
  • Fergus County, Montana - south
  • Phillips County, Montana - east
  • Reno No. 51, Saskatchewan - north
  • Frontier No. 19, Saskatchewan - north
  • Lone Tree No. 18, Saskatchewan - north


Fort Belknap College is located on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. Harlem High school is located in Harlem home of the Wild cats Class B. Chinook High school is located in Chinook home of the mighty Beeters(Sugar Beeters)Class C. Turner High school is located in Turner their mascot is the Tornados Class C.

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