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FORSYTH

FORSYTH

Forsyth was named for General James W. Forsyth, who landed here from a river steamer before there was a town. Later he wrote A Report of an Expedition Up the Yellowstone River in 1875. Forsyth was the first US Army officer to come by steamer to this Yellowstone River landing. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company) With the abundant growth of cottonwood in the area, steamers often stopped here to refuel their engines. The town was established in 1880 and earned its post office in 1882 when the Northern Pacific arrived. The opulent buildings located along Main Street reflect the wealth of Forsyth's early years. In 1910 the Milwaukee Railroad extended north into the Judith Basin opening a new territory for settlement and establishing Forsyth as a trading hub. The economy today is stilled fueled by the railroad.Forsyth, county seat of Rosebud County, is nestled below a rim of rough badlands along the banks of the Yellowstone River. Enthusiastic agate hunters visit the Yellowstone River banks each year in search of Montana agates. The Yellowstone River is also popular for boating and fishing. Two state parks, the Rosebud State Recreation Area East Unit and West Unit, give access to the river and provide camping and picnic space. The Forsyth area is also great for hiking, hunting, and golf.Forsyth is a pretty town, with a lot of trees and western character. Forsyth has developed well economically without forgetting its rich history. The town is located along the Lewis and Clark Trail. In the exploration of the great Northwest Territory, Captain William Clark passed through what would become Rosebud County on July 28, 1806 en route down the Yellowstone River to meet Meriwether Lewis, who was traveling down the Missouri River.

Place To Go In FORSYTH

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen

1290 East Front Street
Forsyth, MT
406.346.7411

Forsyth Golf Club

47 Smith Creek Road
Forsyth, MT
406.356.7710
Howdy Hotel & Lounge

Howdy Hotel & Lounge

807 Main St
Forsyth, MT
406.346.2241

Lasting Impressions B&B

214 N 13th Ave
Forsyth, MT
406.346.7067

Magnuson Hotels Sundowner Inn

1018 Front Street
Forsyth, MT
406.346.2115

Montana Inn

659 Front St
Forsyth, MT
406.346.7947

PR Country Comforts

3205 Old Highway 10 East
Forsyth, MT
406.351.2150

Pat's Motel

609 W Main St
Forsyth, MT
406.346.2352

Rails Inn Motel

220 Front St
Forsyth, MT
406.346.2242

Restwel Motel

810 Front St
Forsyth, MT
406.346.2771
Sundowner Inn

Sundowner Inn

PO Box 1080
Forsyth, MT
406.346.2115

Wagon Wheel Campground

58 Slaughterhouse Creek Rd
Forsyth, MT
406.356.7982

Westwind Motor Inn

225 Westwind Ln
Forsyth, MT
406.346.2038
1.800.346.1876