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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.

Daniels County, Montana

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Daniels County is a county located in the state of Montana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 1,751. Its county seat is Scobey.
As of 2000, Daniels County was considered the most rural county in the continental United States as measured by the Index of Relative Rurality. It is south from the Canadian border of Saskatchewan.

Etymology - Origin of Daniels County Name

Mansfield A. Daniels, an early rancher and storekeeper


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Daniels County History

Daniels County was created 30 August 1920 from Valley and Sheridan Counties. County seat: Scobey. The name comes from Mansfield Daniels, a local rancher.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,427 square miles (3,695 km2). 1,426 square miles (3,694 km2) of it is land and 1 km2 (less then 1 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Valley County, Montana - west
  • Roosevelt County, Montana - south
  • Sheridan County, Montana - east
  • Old Post No. 43, Saskatchewan - northwest
  • Poplar Valley No. 12, Saskatchewan - north
  • Hart Butte No. 11, Saskatchewan - north
  • Happy Valley No. 10, Saskatchewan - northeast


There is one K-12 school serving all of Daniels County, Scobey High School

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