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Welcome to Dillon ...

The city of Dillon is located in Beaverhead County<1> and is the County Seat for Beaverhead County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dillon has a population of 4,314 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Dillon is 5,090 feet [1,551 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Dillon is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Dillon: (406)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dillon had an population of 4,314 people. This is an increase of 4.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dillon had a population of 4,134 people (which is 44.71% of the total population of Beaverhead County). This makes Dillon the county's most populous community.

The population of Dillon represents 0.42% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,134 people, the population of Dillon increased 10.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,752 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dillon.

Communities Also Named Dillon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Dillon - they are located in California, Colorado, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Ontario, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Dillon ...

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

  • Argenta [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argenta
    • Argenta [Beaverhead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Dillon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argenta
  • Bannack [Beaverhead County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannack
    • Bannack [Beaverhead County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Dillon
  • Glen [Beaverhead County]
  • Armstead [Beaverhead County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armstead
    • Armstead [Beaverhead County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Dillon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Polaris [Beaverhead County]
    • Alder [Madison County]
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      • Alder [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the east of Dillon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alder<6>
    • Laurin [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurin
      • Laurin [Madison County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the east of Dillon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Twin Bridges [Madison County]
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      • Twin Bridges [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Dillon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bridges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Bridges<6>
    • Elkhorn [Beaverhead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Beaverhead County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Dillon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sheridan [Madison County]
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      • Sheridan [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Dillon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<6>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dillon. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dillon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dillon ...

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

Adding Dillon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Dillon

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dillon. 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 Beaverhead, 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 Dillon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dillon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dillon) 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 Dillon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DillonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dillon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2166, Longitude: -112.6348       In this case, the coordinates for Dillon 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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