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Welcome to McDonald ...

McDonald is located in Sanders County<1>.

The location of McDonald has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

McDonald is 2,500 feet [762 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of McDonald is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you leave McDonald and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

The telephone area code for McDonald: (406)

Communities Also Named McDonald ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Montana communities named McDonald: This one is located in Sanders County and the other is located in Powell County.

Beyond Montana, there are 34 communities that are also named McDonald - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Florida, Georgia (2), Kansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near McDonald ...

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

  • Saint Ignatius [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Ignatius
    • Saint Ignatius [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of McDonald
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 842 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Ignatius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Ignatius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Ignatius<5>
  • Dixon [Sanders County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
    • Dixon [Sanders County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of McDonald
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<5>
  • Agency [Sanders County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agency
    • Agency [Sanders County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of McDonald
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
  • Old Agency [Sanders County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Agency
    • Old Agency [Sanders County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of McDonald
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Agency
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Moiese [Lake County]
    • Old Town [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Missoula County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Ravalli [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravalli
      • Ravalli [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravalli have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravalli
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravalli<5>
    • Stark [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark
      • Stark [Missoula County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stark
    • Charlo [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlo
      • Charlo [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlo<5>
    • Island City [Sanders County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island City
      • Island City [Sanders County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McDonald ...

Looking for more information about McDonald? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to McDonald, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for McDonald.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Sanders County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McDonald. 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 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McDonald - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McDonald) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McDonald. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3233, Longitude: -114.4621       In this case, the coordinates for McDonald have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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