Lincoln County, Montana

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Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Montana. As of 2000, the population was 18,837. Its county seat is Libby.[1]

Formerly part of Flathead County, the residents of Libby and Eureka petitioned the state legislature for separation. Named for Abraham Lincoln, the county was created in 1909. Libby won out an election over Eureka to host the county seat.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,675 square miles (9,518 km²), of which, 3,613 square miles (9,357 km²) of it is land and 62 square miles (162 km²) of it (1.70%) is water. The county borders the Canadian province of British Columbia to the north. The lowest point in the state of Montana is located on the Kootenai River in Lincoln County, where it flows out of Montana and into Idaho.

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