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Forsyth, Montana

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Welcome to Forsyth ...

The city of Forsyth is located in Rosebud County<1> and is the County Seat for Rosebud County.

The location of Forsyth has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Forsyth: FOHR-syth<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Forsyth has a population of 1,776 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Forsyth.

Forsyth is 2,520 feet [768 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Forsyth is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Forsyth lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Forsyth: (406)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Forsyth had an population of 1,776 people (or a decrease of 8.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Forsyth had a population of 1,777 people (which is 19.25% of the total population of Rosebud County). This makes Forsyth the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Forsyth represents 0.18% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 40th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,777 people, the population of Forsyth decreased 8.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,944 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Forsyth.

Communities Also Named Forsyth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Forsyth - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Michigan, Missouri and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Forsyth.

Communities near Forsyth ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Forsyth.

  • Rosebud [Rosebud County]
  • Sanders [Treasure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanders
    • Sanders [Treasure County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the west of Forsyth
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders
  • Colstrip [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colstrip
    • Colstrip [Rosebud County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the south of Forsyth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colstrip
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colstrip<7>
  • Hysham [Treasure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hysham
    • Hysham [Treasure County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<6> to the west of Forsyth
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hysham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hysham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hysham<7>
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Forsyth. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Forsyth.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Forsyth. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Forsyth.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Forsyth. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Forsyth.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Forsyth ...

Looking for more information about Forsyth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Forsyth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Forsyth.

Adding Forsyth to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Forsyth in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Forsyth was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Forsyth on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forsyth. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Rosebud, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Forsyth. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Forsyth.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Forsyth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forsyth) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Forsyth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ForsythOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forsyth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2659, Longitude: -106.6771       In this case, the coordinates for Forsyth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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