Fort Benton in Chouteau County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Church of the Immaculate Conception
In the tower is Michael, the brass bell which was installed in 1880. Given to the church by the Flanagans, it served Fort Benton faithfully for over one hundred years - not only calling the faithful to services but also tolling for fires, celebrations and disasters. In 1908 it rang all night, leading people to safety from the dark floodwaters of the Missouri that were flowing through the streets of its city.
Erected by Fort Benton Community Improvement Association.
Location. 47° 49.226′ N, 110° 40.274′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1598 Chouteau Street, Fort Benton MT 59442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Church of the Immaculate Conception (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Chouteau County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chouteau County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); I.G. Baker Home (approx. ¼ mile away); McGraw's Saloon (approx. ¼ mile away); Pacific Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 10, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.