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Tarkio, Montana

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(within Mineral County, State of Montana)

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Welcome to Tarkio ...

The pronunciation of Tarkio: TAR-kee-oh<1>

Tarkio is located in Mineral County.

Tarkio is 2,930 feet [893 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Tarkio is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Tarkio lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Tarkio and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Tarkio is located in the (406) area code.

Communities near Tarkio ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Tarkio and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2014<4>
Moose City (ID)   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Alberton   [Map]   423   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crescent City - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Frenchtown   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Huson   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Island City - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Tarkio.

Communities Also Named Tarkio ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Tarkio - it's located in Missouri.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tarkio.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tarkio. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tarkio. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tarkio.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Tarkio:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tarkio ...

Looking for more information about Tarkio? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Tarkio? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Tarkio, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Tarkio.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Tarkio. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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About Montana

About Mineral County

Visit our Community Index for Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tarkio. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mineral County

The Panormaio photo collection might have pictures for the area around Tarkio:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tarkio - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting at Tarkio. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tarkio) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tarkio. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 47.0213, -114.7390   [Map]. The coordinates we use for Tarkio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tarkio.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tarkio.


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