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Welcome to Philipsburg ...

The town of Philipsburg is located in Granite County<1> (at the time of its founding, Philipsburg was located in Deer Lodge County) and is the County Seat for Granite County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Philipsburg has a population of 911 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Philipsburg is 5,240 feet [1,597 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Philipsburg is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Philipsburg is located in the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Philipsburg had an population of 911 people. This is an increase of 11.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Philipsburg had a population of 820 people (or 26.63% of the total population of Granite County). This makes Philipsburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Philipsburg represents 0.08% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 820 people, the population of Philipsburg decreased 10.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 914 people).

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

Communities Also Named Philipsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Philipsburg - they are located in Pennsylvania (2) and Quebec.

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

Communities near Philipsburg ...

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

  • Georgetown [Deer Lodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Deer Lodge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Philipsburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Southern Cross [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southern Cross
    • Southern Cross [Deer Lodge County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Philipsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southern Cross have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cable City [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cable City
    • Cable City [Deer Lodge County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Philipsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cable City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hall [Granite County]
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    • Stump Town [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stump Town
      • Stump Town [Deer Lodge County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Philipsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stump Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stump Town
    • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
      • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County [Deer Lodge County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Philipsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
    • Anaconda [Deer Lodge County]
    • Sunnyside [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Deer Lodge County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Philipsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Wall City [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wall City
      • Wall City [Powell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Philipsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wall City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wall City
    • Jens [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jens
      • Jens [Powell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the northeast of Philipsburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jens

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Philipsburg. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Philipsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Philipsburg ...

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

Adding Philipsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Philipsburg 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 Philipsburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Philipsburg. 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 Granite, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Philipsburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Philipsburg - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Philipsburg) 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 Philipsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PhilipsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Philipsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3359, Longitude: -113.2993    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.






















 

 

 

 

 


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