Near Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Naming of a River
The Headwaters of the Missouri River
(Portrait of an “8emessourit” man c. 1834, by Karl Bodmer
Erected by PPL Montana.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyExploration • Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 45° 55.564′ N, 111° 30.207′ W. Marker is near Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on Trident Road (County Route 286), on the left when traveling north. Marker is one of many in Headwaters State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3609 Trident Road, Three Forks MT 59752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark reach the Headwaters (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas-Frederick Flour Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Log Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colter’s Run (approx. half a mile away); Second Gallatin City (approx. half a mile away); Gallatin City Hotel - 1868 (approx. half a mile away); The Upper Missouri (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
Additional keywords. Marquette and Joliet
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.