Bozeman is the seat of Gallatin County
and is 82 miles east of Butte
on I-90 near Gallatin National Forest
Bozeman is scenically arranged at the foot of the Bridger Mountain Range. Bozeman was named after John Bozeman. John first came to Montana in search of gold but his hopes soon failed. John decided to help the miners. In 1863, he and John Jacobs blazed the Bozeman Trail, a cutoff route from the Oregon Trail, and guided miners to Virginia City through the Gallatin Valley.
A population of nearly 30,000 makes Bozeman one of the state's five largest cities.