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Welcome to Polaris ...

Polaris is located in Beaverhead County<1>.

Polaris is 6,350 feet [1,935 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Polaris is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Polaris is within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Polaris: 59746<3>

Communities Also Named Polaris ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Polaris - they are located in Arizona, California and Idaho.

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

Communities near Polaris ...

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

  • Elkhorn ‑ Historic
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    • Elkhorn was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Polaris.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Argenta
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argenta
    • Argenta lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Polaris.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argenta
  • Jackson
  • Bannack ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannack
    • Bannack was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Polaris.
  • Lion City ‑ Historic
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    • Lion City was located 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Polaris.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lion City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Glen
  • Wisdom
  • Dillon
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    • Dillon lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Polaris.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,333 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<6>
  • Glendale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
    • Glendale lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the northeast of Polaris.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
  • Melrose

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Polaris ...

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Beaverhead, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Polaris - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Polaris). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Polaris or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Polaris) 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 Polaris. 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 PolarisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polaris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3701, Longitude: -113.1197    
<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 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.




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