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Darby Montana

Located in: Glacier Country

Darby lies in the heart of the Bitterroot Valley. This prime recreation area claims Painted Rocks State Park, Alta Ranger Station, the first USDA Forest Service ranger station, and Darby Pioneer Memorial Museum. The first post office was established in 1889, named after James Darby, the postmaster. Collapsing log buildings still stand as a reminder of the gold dust days. Darby lies on the Bitterroot River and hasn't changed much from its early logging days.

Darby's Pioneer Memorial Museum was originally one of the first hand-hewn homestead cabins built in the area. It was crafted by early settler Evelin Matteson in 1886 on his homestead near the mouth of Tin Cup Creek. In 1958 an interested citizen purchased the building and paid to have it moved to its present location, adjacent to the city park on U.S. Highway 93. It became a museum depository for the extensive collection of both home and business artifacts saved by the many pioneer families in the area. A photo of the cabin at its original site is on display at the museum along with a large number of early-day photographs and memorabilia of Darby and its people.

Elevation: 3,888 feet.

Darby is located in southwestern Montana, approximately 15 miles south of Hamilton on U.S. Highway 93.

Darby Accommodations

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