Sheridan Montana - The Heart of the Ruby Valley

Sheridan Montana - The Heart of the Ruby Valley (HM2M46)

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This small community of Sheridan is located approximately 55 miles south of Butte. Our population is 700 within the town proper, and approximately another 700 in the adjacent Ruby Valley rural area. When those who had come to Virginia City in the quest for gold and riches found that many of their dreams were not going to materialize, they began looking elsewhere. This led to other industries of agriculture and timber, as well as mining for minerals other than gold. The first lumber mill in the Sheridan area was built in 1863 to fulfill the needs of the underground mines and the community being established. In 1866 the post office was established and the little hamlet needed a name. There were a considerable number of miners in the area who had traveled north and west after the Civil War and the general consensus was to name the hamlet after General Phillip Henry Sheridan, a prominent and popular general affectionately called "Little Phil". Thus the town of Sheridan was born and became a supply town for the area miners, loggers, ranchers and people traveling westward in search of a new and better life. Sheridan was incorporated in 1893.
HM NumberHM2M46
Placed ByMain Street Improvement Team
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Date Added Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees0.00000000, 0.00000000
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