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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Meagher County was created 16 November 1867 as an original county.
County seat: White Sulphur Springs. The first county seat was Diamond City, the main city of the Confederate Gulch mining district. This entire area
is no longer part of Meagher County, but today lies in neighboring Broadwater County. Meagher County was named for Thomas Francis Meagher,
territorial governor of Montana.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,395 square miles (6,203 km2), of which,
2,392 square miles (6,195 km2) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km2) of it (0.13%) is water.