Welcome to Fortine ...
Fortine is located in Lincoln County<1>.
The pronunciation of Fortine: FOHR-tyn<2>
Fortine is 2,970 feet [905 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Fortine is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Fortine lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Fortine (for example, toward Moyie Springs (ID)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).
Fortine lies within the (406) area code.
The ZIP code for Fortine: 59918<4>
Communities near Fortine ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fortine.
- Eureka [Lincoln County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
- Eureka [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Fortine
- Population from the 2020 Census: 1,445 people
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eureka<6>
- Rexford [Lincoln County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rexford
- Rexford [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Fortine
- Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Rexford
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rexford<6>
- Trego [Lincoln County]
- Stryker [Lincoln County]
- Continue List (6 more) ...
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roosville
- Roosville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Fortine
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roosville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Roosville
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newgate
- Newgate lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Fortine
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newgate came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Newgate
- Olney [Flathead County]
- Volcour [Lincoln County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volcour
- Volcour [Lincoln County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southwest of Fortine
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Volcour have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grasmere
- Grasmere lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the north of Fortine
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grasmere came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Grasmere
- Warland [Lincoln County] - Historic
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warland
- Warland [Lincoln County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Fortine
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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 Fortine. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fortine.
We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fortine. See our Newspapers Page for Fortine.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fortine ...
Looking for more information about Fortine? 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 Fortine, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fortine.
Adding Fortine to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Fortine 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 Fortine was on a map titled Map of Montana (from Hixson Map&$160;Co, 1950).
We also found Fortine on a map titled Shell Oil Map of Montana (1951).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fortine on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Communities in Montana
About Lincoln County
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fortine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Lincoln County: www.lincolncountymt.us/
The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/
|<1>||If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|
|<2>||The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Fortine. 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.|
|<3>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fortine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<4>||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 Fortine). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fortine or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).|
|<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 from Point A (ie- Fortine) 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 Fortine. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FortineOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fortine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.7647, Longitude: -114.9035 |
|<6>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<7>||If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.|
|<8>||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.|