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Rosebud County, Montana


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Statistics & Facts

The Montana state capital is Helena.
The population of Forsyth is approximately 1,910 (2000), 1777 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 825 (2000), 807 (2010).
The amount of land area in Forsyth is 2.862 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Forsyth to Washington DC is 1647 miles.
The distance to the Montana state capital is 262 miles. (as the crow flies)
Forsyth is positioned 46.26 degrees north of the equator and 106.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.


46 miles west of Miles City on Interstate 94. It is between Miles City and Billings.
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History & History Related Items

Forsyth was named for General James Forsyth, a U.S. Army officer. He came here in 1875, arriving by Steamer. The town itself was established in 1880. The Northern Pacific Railroad began here in 1882 as well as a post office. The Milwaukee Railroad extended its lines northward in 1910, bringing more business with it. The railroad remains an important part of the local economy.
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Rosebud County Pioneer Museum
1335 Main
Forsyth, MT
Phone: 406-356-7547
This museum offers memorabilia from earlier times, particularly from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. Among the exhibits are Indian artifacts, beadwork, clothing, barbed wire and other farm implements. Please call ahead for hours of operation.

Rosebud-Treasure County Fair
held late July to early August
Arts And Crafts, Auction, Carnival, Children's Activities, Concert, Entertainment, Exhibits, Fair, Fireworks, Livestock Show, Rodeo and much more

The Yellowstone River offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. Take a walk along the dike for a great view. Two state parks are here with accesss to the river, camping and picnic areas.

Forsyth is not far from the Bighorn Battlefield. General Custer left the river at Rosebud.

Yellowstone River Duck Festival/Classic Car Show/Poker Run
Held in late July each year.
Phone: 356-2123
Fax: 356-2492.
Barbeque, Car Show, Children's Activities, Dancing, Food And Drink, Motorcycling and Music

More information may be found about Forsyth at this site.

This area is a treasure spot for agate seekers with many of the Montana moss agates being found. Visitors come every year to expands their hobbies and businesses with the agates.

The Lewis and Clark Trail passed through Rosebud County on 28 July 1806 as Clark navigated the Yellowstone River to meet Lewis who was coming down the Missouri River.
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Forsyth City Government

City Hall
247 North 9 Avenue
Forsyth, MT 59327
Phone: (406) 356-2521


Rosebud County Courthouse
PO Box 47
Forsyth, Montana 59327
Phone: 406-356-2251

Forsyth is the County Seat for Rosebud County. Forsyth


The population of Forsyth was:
1990 - 2,178
2000 - 1,910
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data.

Forsyth is located in the Mountain Time zone.

Forsyth Cemetery
Main Street
Forsyth, Montana

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