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Welcome to Medicine Lake ...

The town of Medicine Lake is located in Sheridan County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Medicine Lake: Medicine Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Medicine Lake has a population of 223 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Medicine Lake.

Medicine Lake is 1,960 feet [597 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Medicine Lake (for example, toward Alamo (ND)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Medicine Lake is located in the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Medicine Lake had an population of 223 people. This is a decrease of 0.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Medicine Lake had a population of 225 people (or 6.65% of the total population of Sheridan County). This makes Medicine Lake the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Medicine Lake represents 0.02% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 102nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 225 people, the population of Medicine Lake decreased 16.36% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 269 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Medicine Lake.

Communities Also Named Medicine Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Medicine Lake - it's located in Minnesota.

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

Communities near Medicine Lake ...

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

  • Plentywood [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plentywood
    • Plentywood [Sheridan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Medicine Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plentywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plentywood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plentywood<6>
  • Froid [Roosevelt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Froid
    • Froid [Roosevelt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Medicine Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Froid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Froid
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Froid<6>
  • Reserve [Sheridan County]
  • Antelope [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Sheridan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Medicine Lake
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dagmar [Sheridan County]
    • McCabe [Roosevelt County]
    • Culbertson [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culbertson
      • Culbertson [Roosevelt County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the south of Medicine Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culbertson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culbertson<6>
    • Raymond [Sheridan County]
    • Grenora [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenora
      • Grenora [Williams County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the east of Medicine Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenora<6>
    • Bainville [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainville
      • Bainville [Roosevelt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Medicine Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainville<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Medicine Lake ...

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

Adding Medicine Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Medicine Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Medicine Lake was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Medicine Lake on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1937).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Medicine Lake on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Sheridan County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sheridan County: www.co.sheridan.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 Sheridan, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Medicine Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Medicine Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Medicine Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Medicine Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Medicine LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Medicine Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5021, Longitude: -104.5016       In this case, the coordinates for Medicine Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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