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Three Forks, Montana
Welcome to Three Forks ...
The location of Three Forks has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Three Forks: Three Frks.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Three Forks has a population of 2,053 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Three Forks.
Three Forks is 4,070 feet [1,241 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Three Forks is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Three Forks lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Three Forks: (406)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Three Forks had an population of 2,053 people. This is an increase of 9.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.81% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Three Forks had a population of 1,869 people. This makes Three Forks the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Three Forks represents 0.19% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,869 people, the population of Three Forks increased 8.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,728 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Three Forks.
Communities Also Named Three Forks ...
While we believe that this Three Forks is located in Gallatin County, we know of another 2 Montana communities named Three Forks. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cascade and Flathead County.
Beyond Montana, there are 28 communities that are also named Three Forks - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Kentucky (2), New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee (2), Utah (3), Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wyoming (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Three Forks.
Communities near Three Forks ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Three Forks.
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 Three Forks. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Three Forks.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Three Forks. 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 Three Forks.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Three Forks. See our Newspapers Page for Three Forks.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Three Forks ...
Looking for more information about Three Forks? 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 Three Forks, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Three Forks.
Adding Three Forks to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Three Forks 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 Three Forks was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Three Forks on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Gallatin County: www.co.gallatin.mt.us/
The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022