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Fort Benton
Chouteau county, Montana

ZipCodes
59442




Page Contents for Fort Benton, Montana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Montana state capital is Helena.
The population of Fort Benton is approximately 5,452 (1998), 1464 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 745 (1990), 686 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fort Benton is 5.381 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fort Benton to Washington DC is 1881 miles.
The distance to the Montana state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fort Benton is positioned 47.82 degrees north of the equator and 110.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in north-central Montana, on the Missouri River
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History & History Related Items

In Fort Benton, there are many old buildings which are on the National Historic Register. This is not surprising as Fort Benton began in 1846 as a fur trading center. The American Fur Company has established an outpost at the site. It was originally known as Fort Lewis, named by Major Alexander Culbertson. It wasn't until 1850 that the town received it's present name of Fort Benton. It was re-named for Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri.
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The founding of Fort Benton

1846


Fort Benton City Government

County seat of Chouteau county since 1865

Fort Benton Libraries

Chouteau County Free Library
1518 Main Street
Fort Benton, MT 59442
Phone: (406) 622-5222
fax: (406) 622-5294

Fort Benton Schools

Fort Benton Elementary School
1406 Franklin
Fort Benton, MT 59442
Phone:(406) 622-3721
fax: (406) 622-5408

Superintendent of Schools
1308 Franklin
Fort Benton, MT 59442
Phone: (406) 622-3242

Fort Benton

Miscellany

The population of Fort Benton was:
1990 - 1,660
1998 - 5,452

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