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Dodson, Montana
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Welcome to Dodson ...

The town of Dodson is located in Phillips County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dodson has a population of 117 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Dodson is 2,280 feet [695 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Dodson is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Dodson: (406)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dodson had an population of 117 people. This is a decrease of 5.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dodson had a population of 124 people. This makes Dodson the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Dodson represents 0.01% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 124 people, the population of Dodson increased 1.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 122 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dodson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Montana communities named Dodson: This one is located in Phillips County and the other is located in Chouteau County.

Beyond Montana, there are 12 communities that are also named Dodson - they are located in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee (2), Texas (2) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Dodson ...

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

  • Malta [Phillips County]
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    • Malta [Phillips County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Dodson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,843 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta<6>
  • Wagner [Phillips County]
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    • Wagner [Phillips County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Dodson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagner
  • Fort Belknap Agency [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Belknap Agency
    • Fort Belknap Agency [Blaine County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the west of Dodson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Belknap Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Belknap Agency
  • Harlem [Blaine County]
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    • Harlem [Blaine County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the west of Dodson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 778 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlem<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lodge Pole [Blaine County]
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      • Lodge Pole [Blaine County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Dodson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodge Pole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge Pole
    • Turner [Blaine County]
    • Loring [Phillips County]
    • Hays [Blaine County]
    • Zortman [Phillips County]
    • Hogeland [Blaine 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 Dodson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dodson.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dodson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Phillips County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dodson. 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 Phillips, 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 Dodson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dodson - 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' (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- Dodson) 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 Dodson. 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 DodsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dodson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3956, Longitude: -108.2468       In this case, the coordinates for Dodson 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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