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Welcome to Melstone ...

The town of Melstone is located in Musselshell County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Melstone has a population of 110 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Melstone is 2,920 feet [890 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Melstone is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Melstone is within the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Melstone had an population of 110 people. This is an increase of 14.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Melstone had a population of 96 people. This makes Melstone the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 96 people, the population of Melstone decreased 29.41% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 136 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Melstone.

Communities near Melstone ...

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

  • Musselshell [Musselshell County]
  • Sumatra [Rosebud County]
  • Ingomar [Rosebud County]
  • Mosby [Garfield County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roundup [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundup
      • Roundup [Musselshell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<5> to the west of Melstone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roundup<6>
    • Custer [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Melstone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<6>
    • Bighorn [Treasure County]
    • Winnett [Petroleum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnett
      • Winnett [Petroleum County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Melstone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnett<6>
    • Hysham [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hysham
      • Hysham [Treasure County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Melstone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hysham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hysham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hysham<6>
    • Sand Springs [Garfield 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 Melstone. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Melstone.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melstone ...

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

Adding Melstone to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Melstone 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 Melstone was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Musselshell County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Musselshell, 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 Melstone.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Melstone - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Melstone) 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 Melstone. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MelstoneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melstone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5987, Longitude: -107.8685       In this case, the coordinates for Melstone 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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