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Welcome to Heron ...

Heron is located in Sanders County<1> (at the time of its founding, Heron was located in Missoula County).

Heron is 2,250 feet [686 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Heron is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Heron (for example, toward Athol (ID)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Heron lies within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Heron: 59884<3>

Communities Also Named Heron ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Heron - they are located in Kansas and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Heron ...

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

  • Clark Fork [Bonner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark Fork
    • Clark Fork [Bonner County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Heron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clark Fork<6>
  • East Hope [Bonner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hope
    • East Hope [Bonner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Heron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hope
  • Cabinet [Bonner County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabinet
    • Cabinet [Bonner County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Heron
  • Smead [Sanders County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smead
    • Smead [Sanders County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Heron
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smead have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Noxon [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxon
      • Noxon [Sanders County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Heron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxon<6>
    • Hope [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Bonner County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the northwest of Heron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<6>
    • Cedar Creek [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
      • Cedar Creek [Bonner County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the west of Heron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
    • Trout Creek [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Creek
      • Trout Creek [Sanders County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Heron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout Creek<6>
    • Lakeview [Bonner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Bonner County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the west of Heron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Bayview [Kootenai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayview
      • Bayview [Kootenai County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the west of Heron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayview have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayview<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Heron ...

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

Adding Heron to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Heron 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 Heron was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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About Sanders County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Heron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sanders County: www.co.sanders.mt.us/

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 Sanders, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Heron - 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 Heron). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Heron 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 from Point A (ie- Heron) 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 Heron. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HeronOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0585, Longitude: -115.9584    
<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 have 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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