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Deer Lodge, Montana

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Welcome to Deer Lodge ...

The city of Deer Lodge is located in Powell County<1> and is the County Seat for Powell County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Deer Lodge: Deer Ldg. (or less commonly used: Deer Ldge.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Deer Lodge has a population of 2,834 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Deer Lodge is 4,540 feet [1,384 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Deer Lodge is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Deer Lodge is within the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Deer Lodge had an population of 2,834 people. This is a decrease of 8.9% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Deer Lodge had a population of 3,111 people (which is 44.27% of the total population of Powell County). This makes Deer Lodge the county's most populous community.

The population of Deer Lodge represents 0.31% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 25th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,111 people, the population of Deer Lodge decreased 9.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,421 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Deer Lodge.

Communities Also Named Deer Lodge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Deer Lodge - they are located in California, Nevada and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Deer Lodge ...

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

  • Emery [Powell County] - Historic
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    • Emery [Powell County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Deer Lodge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Garrison [Powell County]
  • Phosphate [Powell County]
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    • Phosphate [Powell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Deer Lodge
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Phosphate. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phosphate
  • Wall City [Powell County]
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    • Wall City [Powell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Deer Lodge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wall City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wall City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Avon [Powell County]
    • Goldcreek [Powell County] - Historic
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      • Goldcreek [Powell County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Deer Lodge
      • Goldcreek has also been known as:
      • Gold Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldcreek<6>
    • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Springs
      • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Deer Lodge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Springs
    • Elliston [Powell County]
    • Jens [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jens
      • Jens [Powell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Deer Lodge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jens
    • Anaconda [Deer Lodge 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 Deer Lodge. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Deer Lodge.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Deer Lodge. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Deer Lodge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Deer Lodge ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Powell County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Deer Lodge. 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 Powell, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Deer Lodge.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Deer Lodge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Deer Lodge) 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 Deer Lodge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Deer LodgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deer Lodge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3974, Longitude: -112.7334       In this case, the coordinates for Deer Lodge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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