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Welcome to Fort Benton ...

The city of Fort Benton is located in Chouteau County<1> and is the County Seat for Chouteau County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Fort Benton: Ft. Benton

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Benton has a population of 1,443 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Fort Benton is 2,640 feet [805 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Fort Benton is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Fort Benton lies within the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Benton had an population of 1,443 people. This is a decrease of 1.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Benton had a population of 1,464 people (which is 25.18% of the total population of Chouteau County). This makes Fort Benton the county's most populous community.

The population of Fort Benton represents 0.15% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 46th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,464 people, the population of Fort Benton decreased 8.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,594 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Benton.

Communities near Fort Benton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Benton.

  • Loma [Chouteau County]
  • Carter [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Chouteau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Fort Benton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carter<6>
  • Big Sag [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sag
    • Big Sag [Chouteau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Fort Benton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sag
  • Highwood [Chouteau County]
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    • Floweree [Chouteau County]
    • Virgelle [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgelle
      • Virgelle [Chouteau County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgelle
    • Geraldine [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [Chouteau County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Benton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geraldine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<6>
    • Belt [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belt
      • Belt [Cascade County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<5> to the south of Fort Benton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belt<6>
    • Big Sandy [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [Chouteau County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Benton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<6>
    • Black Eagle [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Eagle
      • Black Eagle [Cascade County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Eagle<6>

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 Fort Benton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Benton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Benton. 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 Fort Benton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Benton. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Benton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Benton ...

Looking for more information about Fort Benton? 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 Fort Benton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Benton.

Adding Fort Benton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Benton 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 Fort Benton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fort Benton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925).

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

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About Chouteau County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chouteau County: www.co.chouteau.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Chouteau, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Benton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Benton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Benton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Benton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort BentonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Benton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8287, Longitude: -110.6560       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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