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Welcome to Monida ...

Although we found mention of Monida during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Monida was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Monida to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Monida, please Contact Us.

The pronunciation of Monida: muh-NY-dah<2>

Monida is 6,780 feet [2,067 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Monida is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Monida might be (or was) located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Monida would be found within the (406) area code.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Monida: The name Monida is a portmanteau<4> and it reflects the fact that the community lies immediately northwest of the Montana and Idaho border.

Communities Also Named Monida ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Montana communities named Monida: This one is located in Beaverhead County and the other is located in Madison County.

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

Communities near Monida ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Monida.

  • Lima
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    • Lima lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Monida.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lima have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lima
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lima<7>
  • Spencer
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    • Spencer lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Monida.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<7>
  • Dell
  • Kilgore
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilgore
    • Kilgore lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Monida.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilgore
  • Lakeview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the east of Monida.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Dubois
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    • Dubois lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the south of Monida.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubois have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubois
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubois<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monida ...

Looking for more information about Monida? 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 Monida, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Monida.

The official website for State of Montana:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Monida and then turned west". While Monida could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Monida as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Monida could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Monida. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monida - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>A portmanteau (such as Monida) is the combination or contraction of two (or more) words, their sound and the meaning of those words to create a new word. For example, smoke and fog becomes smog.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Monida) 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 Monida. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MonidaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monida. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5624, Longitude: -112.3138    
<6>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.
<7>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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