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Around 1866 mining activity around Sheridan was attracting many Civil War veterans to the gold fields. The town, as well as the eastern Montana country, was named for Gen. Phillip H. Sheridan, a noted Union cavalry leader; the name was chosen by Rozelle P. Bateman, who took up some land and built the first cabin there in the early 1860s. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)

Sheridan is located in the fertile Ruby Valley near the Ruby River and is near the Tobacco Root Mountains. The area surrounding Sheridan offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing in nearby blue ribbon trout streams, hunting, and many other great outdoor activities.

Visit nearby Virginia City. A boom town of the post Civil War era, Virginia City served as the Montana Territorial Capital for 10 years, until the gold ran out. Just a mile away from Virginia City is Nevada City. One hundred fifty buildings have been certified authentic by the Montana Historical Society, and both towns have been largely restored and preserved, becoming authentic, living examples of the Old West.

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