Area Information



The town of Circle was named for the brand of the Mabry Cattle Corporation. In 1905, a store and post office began operation. McCone County was formed in 1919 with Circle, MT being selected as the county seat.


Wheat, barley, cattle and lamb are produced in large quantities in our agriculturally-based economy. John Deere, Harvest States Elevator of Eastern Montana, Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture all operate locally. Medical care is provided by McCone County Health Center, Trinity Hospital and Poplar Community Hospital, while education includes the five schools comprising the McCone County School District. Fort Peck Community College and Dawson Community College provide higher education.



All ages and interests can find enjoyment in the eastern Montana outdoors. Wildlife is everywhere including deer, coyotes, pheasants and antelope. Fort Peck Lake provides 1,500 miles of shoreline and is full of trophy walleye, northern pike, bass and paddle fish. Makoshika State Park features a dinosaur trail, fossil remains, outdoor amphitheater and camping sites. In the winter there is ample opportunity for snowmobiling, ice fishing and skiing. Circle, MT hosts fishing tournaments, rodeos, hunting expeditions, trail rides and dog trials at various times throughout the year.


Weather differs depending upon season. Temperatures are warmer than the Montana Hi-Line and are moderated by warm chinook winds. On average, the area receives 13 inches of rain, 18 inches of snow and 195 sunny days each year.

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