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Welcome to Hilger ...

Hilger is located in Fergus County<1>.

Hilger is 4,060 feet [1,237 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Hilger is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Hilger is located in the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Hilger: 59451<3>

Communities Also Named Hilger ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Hilger - it's located in Texas.

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

Communities near Hilger ...

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

  • Lewistown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
    • Lewistown lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Hilger.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,905 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<6>
  • Roy Junction
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy Junction
    • Roy Junction lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Hilger.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Roy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy Junction
  • Kendall ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendall
    • Kendall was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Hilger.
  • Maiden
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
    • Maiden lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Hilger.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
  • Christina
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christina
    • Christina lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Hilger.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christina
  • Fort Maginnis ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Maginnis
    • Fort Maginnis was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Hilger.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Maginnis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<8>
  • Giltedge ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltedge
    • Giltedge was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Hilger.
  • Lewistown Heights
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown Heights
    • Lewistown Heights lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Hilger.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown Heights
  • Danvers
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danvers
    • Danvers lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Hilger.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers
  • Glengarry
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glengarry
    • Glengarry lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Hilger.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glengarry

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hilger ...

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

Adding Hilger to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hilger 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 we've found for Hilger was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Hilger post office opened in 1911.

We also found Hilger on a map titled Hixson Map of Montana (1950).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hilger.

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

The official website for Fergus County: www.co.fergus.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 Fergus, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hilger - 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 Hilger). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hilger 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hilger) 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 Hilger. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HilgerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hilger. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2550, Longitude: -109.3601    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>If we 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.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/




 

 

 

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