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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Lewis And Clark County Education, Geography, and History
Lewis and Clark County is a county located in the state of Montana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 63,395. Its county seat
is Helena, the state capital. The numerical designation for Lewis and Clark County (used in the issuance of the state's license plates) is 5.
The county was established in 1865 as Edgerton County, and was renamed "Lewis and Clark County" two years later. The present name was given in
honor of explorers Lewis and Clark.
Lewis and Clark County is part of the Helena, MT Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of Lewis And Clark County Name
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the famous explorers
Lewis & Clark County was created 2 February 1865 as an original county. County seat: Helena
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,498 square miles (9,059 km2), of which,
3,461 square miles (8,964 km2) of it is land and 37 square miles (95 km2) of it (1.05%) is water.