Meagher County

Meagher County, Montana

15 W Main St
White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645
Phone: (406) 547-3612
Fax: (406) 547-3388

In central MT, east of Helena; original county; organized Nov 16, 1867 (prior to statehood) from Chouteau and Gallatin counties; annexed part of Fergus County in 1911. Name Origin: For Thomas Francis Meagher (1823-67), Irish revolutionary tried for sedition and banished to Tasmania. He escaped to New York Cilty, where he practiced law. He became a brigadier general in the Civil War and led the "Irish Brigade." He was acting governor of MT Territory (1865-66)

Area (sq mi):: 2394.83 (land 2391.82; water 3.02) Population per square mile: 0.80
Population 2005: 1,999 State rank: 46 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 6.20% Population 2000: 1,932 (White 96.80%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 42.80
Income 2000: per capita $15,019; median household $29,375; Population below poverty level: 18.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,893-$20,640
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 16.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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I volunteered on the Meagher County Ambulance where I got the "taste" of pre-hospital care.
The suit was filed by the Russell Country Sportsmen, Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association, Great Falls Trail Bike Riders Association, Great Falls Snowmobile Club, Meagher County Little Belters, Treasure State Alliance, Motorcycle Industry Council, Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, and BlueRibbon Coalition.