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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Granite County is a county located in the state of Montana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 3,079. Its county seat is Philipsburg.
The county was founded in 1893 and named for a mountain which contains the Granite Mountain silver mine
Etymology - Origin of Granite County Name
Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana which also contained a silver mine named "Granite"
Granite County was created 2 March 1893 from Deer Lodge County. County seat: Philipsburg
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,733 square miles (4,489 km2), of which,
1,727 square miles (4,474 km2) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km2) of it (0.33%) is water.