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Pioneer, Montana
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Welcome to Pioneer ...

So far, we have found very little information about Pioneer. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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

Pioneer would have been located within present day Powell County<2>.

The location of Pioneer has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Pioneer is 4,750 feet [1,448 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Pioneer is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Pioneer was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Pioneer would have been located in the (406) area code.

Adding Pioneer to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pioneer in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Pioneer was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Pioneer ...

While we believe that this Pioneer is located in Powell County, we know of another 3 Montana communities named Pioneer. Those communities are located in the following counties: Beaverhead, Silver Bow and Yellowstone County.

Beyond Montana, there are 35 communities that are also named Pioneer - they are located in Alabama, Arizona (3), California (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico (2), New York, Ohio (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington (2).

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

Communities near Pioneer ...

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

  • Deer Lodge [Powell County]
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    • Deer Lodge [Powell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Pioneer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,805 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Lodge<6>
  • Philipsburg [Granite County]
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    • Philipsburg [Granite County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Pioneer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 906 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philipsburg<6>
  • Drummond [Granite County]
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    • Drummond [Granite County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Pioneer
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drummond<6>
  • Goldcreek [Powell County] - Historic
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    • Goldcreek [Powell County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Pioneer
    • Goldcreek has also been known as:
    • Gold Creek
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    • Phosphate [Powell County]
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      • Phosphate [Powell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Pioneer
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Phosphate. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
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    • Jens [Powell County]
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      • Jens [Powell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Pioneer
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    • Garrison [Powell County]
    • Hall [Granite County]
    • Avon [Powell County]
    • Granite [Granite County] - Historic
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      • Granite [Granite County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Pioneer

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

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Pioneer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Powell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pioneer - 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 from Point A (ie- Pioneer) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pioneer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5124, Longitude: -112.9662       In this case, the coordinates for Pioneer 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.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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