Terry, Montana

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Terry, incorporated in 1910, is a town in and the county seat of Prairie County, Montana, United States.[1] The population was 611 at the 2000 census.



The town is named for Gen. Alfred Howe Terry, a General in the Union Army who commanded an 1876 expedition in connection with George Armstrong Custer’s campaign against Native Americans in the United States[2], specifically in the west.

  • Terry was on the Milwaukee Road rail line.
  • Custer Creek, just outside of Terry, was the site of a train wreck in 1938[3].

Geography and climate

Terry is located at 46°47′24″N 105°18′48″W / 46.79°N 105.31333°W / 46.79; -105.31333 (46.790099, -105.313431)[4], in Eastern Montana, approximately 1 km south of the Yellowstone River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land. It is located just off Interstate 94.

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