Gallatin City Historical

Gallatin City Historical (HM1VES)

Location: Three Forks, MT 59752 Gallatin County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 54.064', W 111° 31.264'

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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 county's
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.
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Montana Cultural Trust The Gallatin County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 30th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 459580 N 5083187
Decimal Degrees45.90106667, -111.52106667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 54.064', W 111° 31.264'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 54' 3.84" N, 111° 31' 15.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)406
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 742 Frontage Rd, Three Forks MT 59752, US
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