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Near Philipsburg in Granite County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Granite Ghost Town

 
 
Granite Ghost Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
1. Granite Ghost Town Marker
Inscription. Granite Mtn. Mine located July 6, 1875 and operated by the Granite Mtn. Company.
A rich silver bonanza shoot was discovered in Nov. 1882. The mine closed in 1893 and reopened again in 1911 and 1912 and operated for a brief time.
Deerlodge National Forest
 
Erected by National Forest Service, Deerlodge National Forest.
 
Location. 46° 19.022′ N, 113° 14.879′ W. Marker is near Philipsburg, Montana, in Granite County. Marker is on Contract Mill Road. Touch for map. Granite is located approx. 4 miles from Philipsburg, out the dirt/gravel Granite Road. Inquire locally. Follow the signs to Granite. The marker is located near the parking lot. Road names don't matter very much in Granite as they are all unsigned. Marker is in this post office area: Philipsburg MT 59858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miner's Union Hall (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Superintendentís House (about 600 feet away); Granite Mountain Mining Company Office (about 700 feet away); Mill A and B (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bi-Metallic Aerial Tramway
Hyde & Freychlag Bank Vault image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
2. Hyde & Freychlag Bank Vault
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Ruby Shaft (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morse Hall (approx. 2.3 miles away); Weinstein Building (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philipsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Granite - Montana's Silver Queen. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
St. Peter's Episcopal Church ruins image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
3. St. Peter's Episcopal Church ruins
Power House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
4. Power House
Granite Mountian Co. Mills image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
5. Granite Mountian Co. Mills
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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