Osborn, Montana

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Osborn, Montana
Osborn, Montana is located in Montana
Osborn, Montana
Osborn, Montana
Osborn, Montana is located in the United States
Osborn, Montana
Osborn, Montana
Coordinates: 45°55′28″N 108°14′39″W / 45.92444°N 108.24417°W / 45.92444; -108.24417Coordinates: 45°55′28″N 108°14′39″W / 45.92444°N 108.24417°W / 45.92444; -108.24417
CountryUnited States
StateMontana
CountyYellowstone
Elevation
3,014 ft (919 m)
Population
 • TotalN/A
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
59037
Area code(s)406
GNIS feature ID777090[2]

Osborn (also Osborn Townsite) is a populated place and ghost town located in Yellowstone County, Montana.

History[edit]

Osborn was established as a town with a train station in 1907 along the Huntley Project irrigation system and retained a post office for only six years, until its closure in 1914.[citation needed]

In 1928, several blocks of land within the "Osborn Townsite" were withdrawn by the federal government and set aside for use by the Department of Agriculture as an agricultural field station.[4]

Today[edit]

The Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture is located on 10.4 acres (4.2 ha) of the townsite, where 18 homestead buildings from the early 1900s have been preserved.[5]

The Southern Agricultural Research Center is also located here,[6] as well as a small fairground where occasional gatherings can be set up.

The community has been well preserved as a museum showpiece. While none of the original businesses remain, many of the original residences are still standing and occupied.

Location[edit]

The U.S. Geographical Names Information System does not list Osborn, Montana.

The "Huntley Project Division (Huntley)" is located at Coord|45.9137666|-108.2773054|.

The Huntley Project Museum, as well as the Southern Agricultural Research Center, are located at Coord|45.924397|-108.244574|.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  2. ^ "Osborn". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Executive Order 4986 - Osborn, Montana". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture". Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "Southern Agricultural Research Center". Montana State University. May 17, 2013.

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