Meagher County

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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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