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Fishtail, Montana

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Welcome to Fishtail ...

Fishtail is located in Stillwater County<1>.

Fishtail is 4,450 feet [1,356 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Fishtail is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Fishtail lies within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Fishtail: 59028<3>

Communities near Fishtail ...

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

  • Columbus [Stillwater County]
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    • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Fishtail
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<5>
  • Absarokee [Stillwater County]
  • Roscoe [Carbon County]
  • Dean [Stillwater County]
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    • Dean [Stillwater County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Fishtail
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    • Beehive [Stillwater County]
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      • Beehive [Stillwater County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Fishtail
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    • Nye [Stillwater County]
    • Reed Point [Stillwater County]
    • Roberts [Carbon County]
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
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      • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Fishtail
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lodge<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fishtail ...

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

Adding Fishtail to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fishtail 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 Fishtail was on a map titled Map of Montana (from Shell Oil, 1951).

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Stillwater, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fishtail - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Fishtail). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fishtail or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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- Fishtail) 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 Fishtail. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FishtailOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fishtail. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4534, Longitude: -109.5044    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






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