Near Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Jefferson’s Instructions to Lewis and Clark
July 4th, 1803
principle stream of it, as, by its course & communication with the
waters of the Pacific ocean… may offer the most direct & practicable
water communication across this continent…”
from Thomas Jefferson’s instructions to Meriwether Lewis, July 4th, 1803
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Exploration • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 4, 1803.
Location. 45° 55.565′ N, 111° 30.197′ 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. The Naming of a River (a few steps from this marker); Lewis and Clark reach the Headwaters 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. Lewis and Clark
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 289 times since then and 5 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.