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Welcome to Jefferson City ...

Jefferson City is located in Jefferson County<1>.

Jefferson City is 4,560 feet [1,390 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Jefferson City is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Jefferson City is located in the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Jefferson City: 59638<3>

Communities Also Named Jefferson City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Jefferson City - they are located in Colorado, Illinois (2), Missouri and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Jefferson City ...

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

  • Helena
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
    • Helena lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Jefferson City.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<5>
  • East Helena
  • Boulder
  • Clancy
  • Comet ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
    • Comet was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Jefferson City.
    • Comet has also been known as:
    • High Ore
  • Elkhorn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Jefferson City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Montana City
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    • Montana City lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Jefferson City.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montana City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montana City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montana City<5>
  • Park City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
    • Park City lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Jefferson City.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
  • Rimini ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimini
    • Rimini was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Jefferson City.
  • Basin

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson City ...

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

Adding Jefferson City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jefferson City.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jefferson City. 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 Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson City - 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 Jefferson City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jefferson City 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jefferson City) 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 Jefferson City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jefferson CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3890, Longitude: -112.0270    
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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