The Lewis and Clark Expedition spent its last night in Montana here by the Yellowstone River in 1806. Dawson County is one of the original counties formed in 1869, and at one time comprised a majority of eastern Montana.
Glendive was a railroad town, being set up by the Northern Pacific Railway. It was for many years a major railway facility and had one of the few railway hospitals on the NP route.
In addition to the BNSF railway, the Glendive Medical Center and agricultural base, Glendive also sits one the edge of the Bakken and Three Forks/Shanish oil field formations which form the bases of our economy.
The average high temperature here in the summer ranges in the 80's and with average lows in the low to mid 50s. The average high temperature in the winter ranges from 31 degrees in December, 26 degrees in January and 31 degrees in February, with average lows in the single digits. The average snowfall in December and January is 5.7 inches.
Among the many things to do in the area are the historic bridge and downtown district walking tours of early 1900s architecture. You'll also enjoy visiting the Frontier Gateway Museum, the Makoshika Dinosaur Museum, the country fair and Dawson College Rodeo, Classic Car Show, the Abate Motorcycle Show, the Bump-N-Run, Demolition Derby and more.
Public elementary, middle and high schools in Glendive include Deer Creek School, Jefferson School, Lincoln School, Washington Middle School and Dawson High School. Nearby colleges and universities include Dawson Community College, Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Minot State University, Bismarck State College, the University of Mary, Montana State University-Billings and Casper College.
Hospitals and medical centers in the area include the Glendive Medical Center, Sidney Health Center, Fallon Medical Complex and more.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the almost limitless recreational possibilities of the area. The Yellowstone River, the nation's longest untamed river, begins in Yellowstone Park and flows through the middle of Glendive. From May 30th to June 15th, fishermen from around the world crowd the Yellowstone River to snag huge paddlefish that sometimes reach over 100 lbs.
Only a mile away from Glendive is Makoshika State Park. It provides some 8,123 acres of primitive terrain that was once home to dinosaurs. Today it is the domain of coyotes, turkey vultures and deer that roam its wild crags, canyons and unique gumbo knobs. The Visitor Center even displays a triceratops skull found in the park.
The region is also abundant with mule deer, antelope, turkey, duck, upland game birds and even elk. But if you'd rather hunt those little white balls, you can enjoy the Cottonwood Country Club, a scenic 9-hole, 3,200-yard public golf course.
If you'd like to hear more, stop by our United Country office soon and let us show you some of the many real estate properties we have for sale such as farms, ranches, homes, horse and cattle farms, historic properties and business opportunities.