Fort Carroll (4)
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Fort Carroll (4) (1874-1882) - A trading post and steamboat landing established in 1874 on the Missouri River in present day Fergus County, Montana. Garrisoned by 7th U.S. Infantry in the summers of 1874 and 1875. Abandoned in 1882. Also known as Carroll Landing Post.
History of Fort Carroll
Built by the Diamond R Transportation Company as a trading post and steamboat landing on the Missouri River to challenge Fort Benton as a transportation and supply center. Garrisoned by the 7th U.S. Infantry during the summers of 1874 and 1875. Abandoned in 1882 when business diminished.
USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Database Entry:
- Name: Fort Carroll (4) Type: Historical Class: Military ID: 1722811
- Location: Fergus County, Montana, US, FIPS Code: 30027
- Latitude: 47.57361, Longitude: -108.37278, Elevation: 2,254 Map: Hanson Flat
- As Of: 18 Feb 1997
- Source: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Location: Along the Missouri River above Fort Peck Lake in Fergus County, Montana. Map point is approximate.
Maps & Images
Lat: 47.57361 Long: -108.37278
- Roberts, Robert B., Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States, Macmillan, New York, 1988, 10th printing, ISBN 0-02-926880-X, page 469.