Posted on December 6, 2023

Montana Landmarks Named After Confederate President Renamed

Eric Jochim, KTVH, November 30, 2023

Three Montana geographic features named after the Confederate president have been renamed.

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Board on Geographic Names approved the renaming of three geographic features {snip}


The board renamed Jeff Davis Gulch just outside Helena in Lewis and Clark County to In-qu-qu-leet Gulch, a rough phonetic rendering of the Salish word that means “Place of Lodgepole Pine.” Jeff Davis Creek in Beaverhead County has been renamed Doyavinai Baa O’ogwaide which means “water flowing from the mountain creek.”

Jeff Davis Peak in Broadwater County will now be called Three Eagles Peak. According to the Char Kooosta News, Three Eagles is named after a Salish chief from the late 1700s.