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Rosebud County, Montana
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
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.
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 is the County Seat for Rosebud County.
Miscellany The population of Forsyth was:
1990 - 2,178
2000 - 1,910
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data.