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Near Three Forks in Gallatin County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Gallatin City

First and Second

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
1. Gallatin City Marker
Inscription. The original townsite of Gallatin City, north of here on the west side of the combined Madison and Jefferson Rivers, was selected in 1862. In Feb., 1863 sixty cabins were being constructed. The river was forded when it was low and a ferry was available when it was high. In 1864 President Lincoln declared Montana a Territory and Gallatin County, (one of nine Montana counties) named Gallatin City the county seat. In 1865 the town had moved to the east side of the river near the present Headwaters Park. The countyís first flour mill was built at Gallatin City in 1866. Freighting on the Missouri River was impossible due to several waterfalls below Fort Benton. When Bozeman was voted the county seat in 1867 and the Northern Pacific Railroad was scheduled to by-pass Gallatin City, the town was gradually abandoned.
 
Erected 2000 by The Montana Cultural Trust The Gallatin County Historical Society.
 
Location. 45° 54.064′ N, 111° 31.264′ W. Marker is near Three Forks, Montana, in Gallatin County. Marker is on Frontage Road (County Route 205), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on frontage road, from exit 278 on I-90, just east of the Madison River. Marker is at or near this postal address: 743 Frontage Road, Three Forks MT 59752, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Gallatin City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
2. Gallatin City Marker
Full view, allowing sample of terrain
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Missouri River Headwaters (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Park (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Colterís Run (approx. 1Ĺ miles away); Sacajawea (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Sacajawea (approx. 1.6 miles away); Thomas-Frederick Flour Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Log Cabin (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Colterís Run (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Forks.
 
Additional keywords. Lewis and Clark Expedition
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Gallatin City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
3. Gallatin City Marker
Two markers, side by side
Gallatin City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 14, 2016
4. Gallatin City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 28, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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