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Welcome to Lima ...
The location of Lima has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
The pronunciation of Lima: LY-muh<3>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Lima, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Lima has a population of 228 people<4> (see below for details).
Lima is 6,250 feet [1,905 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Lima is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Lima lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Lima: (406)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lima had an population of 228 people. This is an increase of 3.17% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.79% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Lima had a population of 221 people. This makes Lima the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Lima represents 0.02% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 221 people, the population of Lima decreased 8.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 242 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Lima.
Communities Also Named Lima ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 24 communities that are also named Lima - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lima.
Communities near Lima ...
We have created a list of 4 communities that are near Lima.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lima. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lima.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lima. 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 Lima.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lima. See our Newspapers Page for Lima.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lima ...
Looking for more information about Lima? 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 Lima, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lima.
Adding Lima to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Lima 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 Lima was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Lima mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Lima.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023