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Welcome to Butte ...

Butte is located in Silver Bow County<1> and is the County Seat for Silver Bow County.

The pronunciation of Butte: bewt<2>

Butte is 5,530 feet [1,686 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Butte is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Butte lies within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Butte: 59701<4>

Websites for Butte ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.butteinfo.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Butte, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Butte ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Butte - they are located in Alaska, Alberta, California, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Utah.

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

Communities near Butte ...

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

  • Butte - Silver Bow [Silver Bow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte - Silver Bow
    • Butte - Silver Bow [Silver Bow County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Butte
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,207 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte - Silver Bow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte - Silver Bow
  • Janney [Silver Bow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janney
    • Janney [Silver Bow County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Butte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janney
  • Ramsay [Silver Bow County]
  • Elk Park [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
    • Elk Park [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Butte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fairmont Hot Springs [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont Hot Springs
      • Fairmont Hot Springs [Silver Bow County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Butte
      • Fairmont Hot Springs has also been known as:
      • Gregson Fairmont Hot Springs
      • Gregson Hot Springs
      • Gregson Springs
      • Gregson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont Hot Springs
    • Gregson [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregson
      • Gregson [Deer Lodge County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Butte
    • Highland City [Silver Bow County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland City
      • Highland City [Silver Bow County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Moose Town [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Town
      • Moose Town [Silver Bow County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moose Town have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Town
    • Pipestone Hot Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestone Hot Springs
      • Pipestone Hot Springs [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestone Hot Springs
    • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Springs
      • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Springs

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Butte. Our list includes 75 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Butte.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Butte ...

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

Adding Butte to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Butte 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 Butte was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Butte on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Silver Bow County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Butte. 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 Silver Bow, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Butte. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Butte - 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 community (such as Butte). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Butte 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 '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- Butte) 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 Butte. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ButteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0039, Longitude: -112.5345    
<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.
<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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