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Cooke City, Montana

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Welcome to Cooke City ...

Cooke City is located in Park County<1>.

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

Cooke City is 7,570 feet [2,307 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Cooke City is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Cooke City is within the boundaries of the (406) area code.

Communities near Cooke City ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Cooke City.

  • Dean [Stillwater County]
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    • Dean [Stillwater County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Cooke City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean
  • Nye [Stillwater County]
  • Roscoe [Carbon County]
  • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
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    • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<4> to the east of Cooke City
    • 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<5>
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    • Fishtail [Stillwater County]
    • Gardiner [Park County]
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      • Gardiner [Park County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<4> to the west of Cooke City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardiner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardiner<5>
    • Bearcreek [Carbon County]
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      • Bearcreek [Carbon County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<4> to the east of Cooke City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearcreek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearcreek<5>
    • Clark [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 Cooke City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cooke City.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cooke City ...

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

Adding Cooke City to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Park County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cooke City. 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 Park, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cooke City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cooke City) 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 Cooke City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cooke CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cooke City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0166, Longitude: -109.9341       In this case, the coordinates for Cooke City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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