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Welcome to Ekalaka ...

The town of Ekalaka is located in Carter County<1> and is the County Seat for Carter County.

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

The pronunciation of Ekalaka: EE-kah-LACK-ah<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ekalaka has a population of 369 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Ekalaka is 3,420 feet [1,042 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Ekalaka is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Ekalaka: (406)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ekalaka had an population of 369 people. This is an increase of 11.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ekalaka had a population of 332 people (which is 28.62% of the total population of Carter County). This makes Ekalaka the county's most populous community.

The population of Ekalaka represents 0.03% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 91st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 332 people, the population of Ekalaka decreased 19.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 410 people).

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

Communities near Ekalaka ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Ekalaka.

  • Willard [Fallon County]
  • Powderville [Powder River County]
  • Baker [Fallon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
    • Baker [Fallon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<6> to the north of Ekalaka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baker<7>
  • Plevna [Fallon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plevna
    • Plevna [Fallon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<6> to the north of Ekalaka
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plevna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plevna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plevna<7>
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Camp Crook [Harding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Crook
      • Camp Crook [Harding County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Ekalaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Crook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Crook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Crook<7>
    • Capitol [Carter County]
    • Marmarth [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmarth
      • Marmarth [Slope County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Ekalaka
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmarth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmarth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmarth<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ekalaka. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ekalaka.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ekalaka ...

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

Adding Ekalaka to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ekalaka 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 Ekalaka was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Ekalaka on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Montana (1951).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Carter County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ekalaka. 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 Carter, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Ekalaka. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ekalaka.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ekalaka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ekalaka) 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 Ekalaka. 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 EkalakaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ekalaka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8894, Longitude: -104.5507       In this case, the coordinates for Ekalaka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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