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Welcome to Garrison ...

Garrison is located in Powell County<1> (at the time of its founding, Garrison was located in Deer Lodge County).

Garrison is 4,370 feet [1,332 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Garrison is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Garrison lies within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Garrison: 59731<3>

Communities Also Named Garrison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Montana communities named Garrison: This one is located in Powell County and the other is located in Cascade County.

Beyond Montana, there are 19 communities that are also named Garrison - they are located in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Garrison ...

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

  • Deer Lodge
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Lodge
    • Deer Lodge lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Garrison.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,805 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Lodge<6>
  • Drummond
  • Wall City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wall City
    • Wall City lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Garrison.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wall City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wall City
  • Goldcreek ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldcreek
    • Goldcreek was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Garrison.
    • Goldcreek has also been known as:
    • Gold Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldcreek<6>
  • Jens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jens
    • Jens lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Garrison.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jens
  • Avon
  • Emery ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
    • Emery was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Garrison.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blackfoot City ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackfoot City
    • Blackfoot City was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Garrison.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackfoot City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elliston
  • Hall

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Garrison ...

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

Adding Garrison to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Garrison in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Garrison was the List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7> From that list, the Garrison post office opened in 1883.

We also found Garrison in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Garrison.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Garrison. 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 Powell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Garrison - 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 Garrison). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Garrison 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Garrison) 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 Garrison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GarrisonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garrison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5240, Longitude: -112.8077    
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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