Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
1863 - Virginia City - 1925
May 26, 1863
Most Important Center of Notorious Road Agent Activities
Center of Montana’s Famous Vigilante Organization
Home of Montana’s First Newspaper, The Montana Post
Montana’s First Postoffice Established Here
Second Territorial Capital of Montana
Montana’s First Supreme Court Session Held Here
Seal of Montana Adopted Here
Marked by Madison County Federated Woman’s Clubs
Erected by Madison County Federated Woman's Clubs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 45° 17.634′ N, 111° 56.509′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on Wallace Street (State Highway 287) west of Hamilton Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located near the sidewalk, Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Wallace Street, Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson-Hickman Library and Museum (a few steps from this marker); Virginia City (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia City School (within shouting distance of this marker); C.W. Rank House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gilbert House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thexton House (about 300 feet away); Gohn Residence (about 300 feet away); Cole/Batten House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted vertically at knee-level on a 3-foot tall stone monument.
Also see . . . Virginia City – The very much alive ghost town in Montana. On May 26, 1863, Henry Edgar and Bill Fairweather discovered gold near Alder Creek. To regulate the staking of individual gold claims, a mining district was set up. On June 16, the township was created a mile south of the gold strike. The miners named the town Varina after the wife of the President of the Confederate States of America, Varina Davis. Although Montana was located in the North, (Submitted on January 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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