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Welcome to Chestnut ...

Chestnut is located in Gallatin County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Chestnut, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1894.

Chestnut is 5,280 feet [1,609 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Chestnut is 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Chestnut: (406)

Communities Also Named Chestnut ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Chestnut - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Chestnut ...

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

  • Bozeman
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Belgrade
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Livingston
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Catron
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catron
    • Catron is located in Gallatin County
  • Bridger
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
    • Bridger is located in Gallatin County
  • Wisner Crossing
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner Crossing
    • Wisner Crossing is located in Gallatin County
  • Four Corners
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners is located in Gallatin County
  • Brisbin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brisbin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbin
    • Brisbin is located in Park County
  • Gallatin Gateway
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Pine Creek
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
    • Pine Creek is located in Park County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chestnut ...

Looking for more information about Chestnut? 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 Chestnut, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Chestnut.

Adding Chestnut to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chestnut 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 Chestnut was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Chestnut post office opened in 1894.

We also found Chestnut in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Chestnut.

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

The official website for Gallatin County:

The official website for State of Montana:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Gallatin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chestnut - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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