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Welcome to Portal ...

Portal is located in Jefferson County<1>.

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

Portal is 5,480 feet [1,670 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Portal is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Portal lies within the (406) area code.

Communities Also Named Portal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Portal - they are located in Arizona, Georgia, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ontario.

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

Communities near Portal ...

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

  • Helena [Lewis and Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
    • Helena [Lewis and Clark County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Portal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<5>
  • Boulder [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
    • Boulder [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Portal
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,291 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<5>
  • Jefferson City [Jefferson County]
  • Basin [Jefferson County]
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    • Basin [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Portal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basin<5>
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    • Elkhorn [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Portal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Clancy [Jefferson County]
    • Rimini [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimini
      • Rimini [Lewis and Clark County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Portal
    • Park City [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Lewis and Clark County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Portal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Elk Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Portal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
    • Montana City [Jefferson County]
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      • Montana City [Jefferson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Portal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montana City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montana City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montana City<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portal ...

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

Adding Portal to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.mt.us/

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 Jefferson, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portal - 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 from Point A (ie- Portal) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3374, Longitude: -112.1183       In this case, the coordinates for Portal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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