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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.

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Fort Benton location: in north-central Montana, on the Missouri River

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Fort Benton history: 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.
The founding of Fort Benton: 1846
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