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Welcome to Browning ...

The town of Browning is located in Glacier County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Browning has a population of 1,009 people<2> (see below for details).

Browning is 4,370 feet [1,332 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Browning is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Browning is within the boundaries of the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Browning: 59417<4>

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Browning had an population of 1,009 people. This is a decrease of 0.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.26% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Browning had a population of 1,016 people (which is 7.58% of the total population of Glacier County). This makes Browning the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Browning represents 0.1% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,016 people, the population of Browning decreased 4.6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,065 people).

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

Communities Also Named Browning ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Browning - they are located in California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Saskatchewan, Texas and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Browning ...

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

  • Starr School
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starr School
    • Starr School lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Browning.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starr School have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starr School
  • Kiowa
  • East Glacier Park Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Glacier Park Village
    • East Glacier Park Village lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Browning.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Glacier Park Village
  • East Glacier Park
  • Heart Butte
  • Saint Mary
  • Rising Sun
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
    • Rising Sun lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the west of Browning.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
  • McCarthyville ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCarthyville
    • McCarthyville was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Browning.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCarthyville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Babb
  • Cut Bank

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

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Browning. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Browning.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Browning ...

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

Adding Browning to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Browning 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 we've found for Browning was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Browning on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Montana (1951).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Browning.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Browning. 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 Glacier, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Browning.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Browning - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as Browning). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Browning or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Browning) 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 Browning. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BrowningOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Browning. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5559, Longitude: -113.0134    
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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