Culbertson Travel Guide

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Culbertson Overview

Culbertson is a small town of just under 800 (up 11% since 2000) located at the intersection of U. S. Highway 2 (AKA "The High Line") and Montana Highway 16 in Roosevelt County in Northeast Montana near the border with North Dakota. Culbertson was established in 1887 when the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway (later known as the Great Northern Railroad) came to the area. The town was named for Major Alexander Culbertson who had been in charge of the American Fur Company at nearby Fort Union. Culbertson began as a cattle and horse raising area; but after the Homestead Act in 1909 agriculture gained a foothold here.

Culbertson has a nice little historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. The grain silos recall the heyday of the agriculture industry here and Culbertson has several nice churches.

The Culbertson Museum is a very nice small town museum with informative displays about the history of the town and this part of Montana to include the Indians that long inhabited the area, Lewis and Clark, the coming of the railroad, the Missouri River and more. They also have displays showing various types of businesses located here between the 1890s and the 1940s.