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Welcome to Antelope ...

So far, we found very little information about Antelope. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Antelope to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Antelope, please Contact Us.


Antelope would have been located within present day Butte County<2>.


The location of Antelope has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Antelope, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Antelope is 6,290 feet [1,917 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Antelope is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Antelope was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Antelope still existed, it would have been in the (208) & (986)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Antelope ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Idaho communities named Antelope: This one is located in Butte County and the other is located in Bonneville County.

Beyond Idaho, there are 23 communities that are also named Antelope - they are located in California (2), Colorado, Kansas (2), Montana, Nevada (3), New Mexico (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Antelope ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Antelope.

  • Arco
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Mackay
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mackay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mackay
    • Mackay is located in Custer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mackay <6>
  • Moore
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Lost River
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost River
    • Lost River is located in Butte County
  • Alder City ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alder City
    • Alder City is located in Custer County
  • Butte City
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte City
    • Butte City is located in Butte County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people
  • Carey
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carey
    • Carey is located in Blaine County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 649 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carey <6>
  • Triumph
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triumph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triumph
    • Triumph is located in Blaine County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Antelope. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Antelope.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Antelope. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Antelope.

Adding Antelope to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Antelope in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Antelope was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Antelope post office opened in 1882.

We also found Antelope in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Antelope.

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Antelope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Butte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Antelope - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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