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Welcome to Bridger ...

The town of Bridger is located in Carbon County<1>.

The location of Bridger has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bridger has a population of 753 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bridger.

Bridger is 3,670 feet [1,119 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Bridger is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Bridger: (406)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bridger had an population of 753 people. This is an increase of 6.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bridger had a population of 708 people (or 7.03% of the total population of Carbon County). This makes Bridger the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Bridger represents 0.07% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 708 people, the population of Bridger decreased 4.97% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 745 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bridger.

Communities Also Named Bridger ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Montana communities named Bridger: This one is located in Carbon County and the other is located in Gallatin County.

Beyond Montana, there are 3 communities that are also named Bridger - they are located in South Dakota and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Bridger ...

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

  • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Bridger
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lodge<6>
  • Joliet [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joliet
    • Joliet [Carbon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Bridger
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joliet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joliet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joliet<6>
  • Fromberg [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fromberg
    • Fromberg [Carbon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Bridger
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 469 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fromberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fromberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fromberg<6>
  • Bearcreek [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearcreek
    • Bearcreek [Carbon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Bridger
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearcreek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearcreek<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belfry [Carbon County]
    • Edgar [Carbon County]
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
    • Roberts [Carbon County]
    • Pryor [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pryor
      • Pryor [Big Horn County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Bridger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pryor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pryor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pryor<6>
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the north of Bridger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridger. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bridger.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bridger ...

Looking for more information about Bridger? 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 Bridger, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bridger.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Carbon County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Carbon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bridger.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bridger - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bridger) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bridger. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BridgerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridger. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2937, Longitude: -108.9153       In this case, the coordinates for Bridger have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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