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Welcome to Custer ...

Custer is located in Yellowstone County<1> (at the time of its founding, Custer was located in Custer County).

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

Custer is 2,740 feet [835 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Custer is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Custer: (406)

Communities Also Named Custer ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Custer - they are located in Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Custer ...

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

  • Hysham [Treasure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hysham
    • Hysham [Treasure County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Custer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hysham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hysham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hysham<5>
  • Bighorn [Treasure County]
  • Myers [Treasure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myers
    • Myers [Treasure County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Custer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myers
  • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County]
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    • Sanders [Treasure County]
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      • Sanders [Treasure County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders
    • Hardin [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardin
      • Hardin [Big Horn County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the south of Custer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardin<5>
    • Ballantine [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballantine
      • Ballantine [Yellowstone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Custer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballantine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballantine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballantine<5>
    • Worden [Yellowstone County]
    • Ingomar [Rosebud County]
    • Sumatra [Rosebud 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 Custer. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Custer.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Custer ...

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

Adding Custer to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yellowstone County: www.co.yellowstone.mt.us/

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 Yellowstone, 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 Custer - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Custer) 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 Custer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CusterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Custer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1292, Longitude: -107.5551       In this case, the coordinates for Custer 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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