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Philipsburg is the county seat of Granite County, Montana. The town was named for Philip Deidesheimer, a mining engineer from the Comstock mining region in Nevada, who was appointed to manage the James Stuart Mill. Deidesheimer built the Hope Mill at the area where the flat gulch of Camp Creek narrowed above Flint Creek, and the road leading to his mill became Broadway Street, the town’s main street. Philipsburg was registered as a town in 1867, although prospectors and placer mines were in the area since the mid-1860s. Several mines and mining camps were developed in the region. Today, Philipsburg is a convenient base for the exploration of several area mines and ghost towns, including the Black Mining District, Garnet, Granite, Henderson Gulch, Kirkville, New Chicago, Princeton, Red Lion, Rumsey, and Southern Cross. The town of Philipsburg is located on Montana Highway 1, north of Porters Corners and south of Maxville.


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