About Fort Benton, Montana

Fort Benton is a city in and the county seat of Chouteau County, Montana, United States. A portion of the city was designated as a National Historic Landmark District in 1961. Established a full generation before the U.S. Civil War, Fort Benton is one of the oldest settlements in the American West; in contrast many other places?including large cities today?were settled in the late 1860s, 1870s, or 1880s.The population was 1,594 at the 2000 census.

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Fort Benton Facts

  • Population Total: 1594
  • Square Miles: 2.1
  • Area Code: 406
  • Elevation: 2621
  • Postal Codes: 59442
  • Timezone: Mountain
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