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McAllister is located in Madison County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of McAllister, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1902.

McAllister is 4,900 feet [1,494 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of McAllister is about 1 mile [or 1½ km] above sea level.

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

McAllister lies within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for McAllister: 59740<3>

Communities Also Named McAllister ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named McAllister - they are located in Florida and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near McAllister ...

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

  • Ennis
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
    • Ennis is located in Madison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,042 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennis <5>
  • Virginia City
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
    • Virginia City is located in Madison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
    • Former names for Virginia City:
    • Varina
    • Verina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia City <5>
  • Norris
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Central City ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City is located in Madison County
  • Nevada City ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Cameron
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Pony ‑ Historic
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Harrison
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Strawberry ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Strawberry. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
    • Strawberry is located in Madison County
  • Big Sky Mountain Village
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sky Mountain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sky Mountain Village
    • Big Sky Mountain Village is located in Madison County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McAllister ...

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

Adding McAllister to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of McAllister 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 McAllister was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the McAllister post office opened in 1902.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for McAllister.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McAllister. 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 Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McAllister - 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 McAllister). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether McAllister or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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