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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Wibaux County was created 17 August 1914 from Dawson County. County seat: Wibaux
Wibaux County and the town of Wibaux are name after the late 19th century cattle baron, Pierre Wibaux, a friend of
Theodore Roosevelt, who was ranching just over the border in Dakota Territory. According to legend, Pierre Wibaux's
cowboys surrounded the town of Mingusville, and wouldn't let anyone enter or leave town unless they signed a petition
changing the name of the town to Wibaux. Upon his death, his ashes were spread over a hill west of Wibaux. Today, a
statue of Pierre Wibaux stands on that hill. St Peter's Catholic Church, in Wibaux is named after him.