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(Chouteau County)

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Welcome to Box Elder ...

Box Elder is primarily located in Chouteau County<1>. A portion of Box Elder extends into Hill County.

Box Elder is 2,680 feet [817 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Box Elder is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Box Elder is within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Box Elder: 59521<3>

Communities Also Named Box Elder ...

While we believe that this Box Elder is located in Chouteau County, we know of another 3 Montana communities named Box Elder. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cascade, Fergus and Phillips County.

Beyond Montana, there are 9 communities that are also named Box Elder - they are located in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.

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

Communities near Box Elder ...

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

  • Big Sandy [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
    • Big Sandy [Chouteau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Box Elder
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 566 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<5>
  • Boneau [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boneau
    • Boneau [Chouteau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Box Elder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boneau have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boneau
  • Azure [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azure
    • Azure [Hill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Box Elder
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azure
  • Sangrey [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sangrey
    • Sangrey [Hill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Box Elder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sangrey have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sangrey
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Pierre [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pierre
      • Saint Pierre [Hill County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Box Elder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pierre
    • Parker School [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker School
      • Parker School [Hill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parker School have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker School
    • Herron [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herron
      • Herron [Hill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herron have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herron
    • Kremlin [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kremlin
      • Kremlin [Hill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kremlin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kremlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kremlin<5>
    • Beaver Creek [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Hill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
    • West Havre [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Havre
      • West Havre [Hill County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Havre have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Havre

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Box Elder ...

Looking for more information about Box Elder? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Box Elder, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Box Elder.

Adding Box Elder to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Box Elder was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Box Elder on our Genealogy Page.

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About Chouteau County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chouteau County: www.co.chouteau.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Chouteau, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Box Elder - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Box Elder). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Box Elder or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Box Elder) 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 Box Elder. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Box ElderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Box Elder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3177, Longitude: -110.0143    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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