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Welcome to Argenta ...

Argenta is located in Beaverhead County<1>.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Argenta: From the Latin word for silver: 'argentum'.

Argenta is 6,130 feet [1,868 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Argenta is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Argenta lies within the (406) area code.

Communities Also Named Argenta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Argenta - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Illinois, Michigan (2), Nevada, Texas and Utah.

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

Communities near Argenta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Argenta.

  • Dillon
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
    • Dillon lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Argenta.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,333 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<5>
  • Bannack ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannack
    • Bannack was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Argenta.
  • Polaris
  • Glen
  • Elkhorn ‑ Historic
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    • Elkhorn was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Argenta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Armstead ‑ Historic
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    • Armstead was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the south of Argenta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armstead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lion City ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lion City
    • Lion City was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the north of Argenta.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lion City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Glendale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the north of Argenta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
  • Melrose
  • Jackson

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 Argenta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Argenta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Argenta. 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 Argenta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Argenta. See our Newspapers Page for Argenta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Argenta ...

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

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

Adding Argenta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Argenta in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Argenta was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Argenta.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Beaverhead, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Argenta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Argenta) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Argenta. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArgentaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argenta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2798, Longitude: -112.8619    
<4>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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