Montana CountiesThere are 56 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.
Missoula County, Montana
Missoula County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Supposedly a contraction of the Flathead word, "im-i-sul-e-etiku", meaning "by or near the place of fear or ambush", a reference to Hell Gate Canyon, in which Flathead Native Americans were sometimes attacked by Blackfeet
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Missoula County was created 2 February 1865 as an original county. County seat: Missoula
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,618 square miles (6,781 kmē), of which,
2,598 square miles (6,729 kmē) of it is land and 20 square miles (53 kmē) of it (0.78%) is water.
Cities and Towns:
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"