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Welcome to Pray ...

Pray is located in Park County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Pray, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1909.

Pray is 5,000 feet [1,524 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Pray is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Pray: (406)

The ZIP code for Pray: 59065<3>

Communities Also Named Pray ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Pray - it's located in Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Pray ...

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

  • White City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
    • White City is located in Park County
  • Brisbin
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brisbin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbin
    • Brisbin is located in Park County
  • Pine Creek
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
    • Pine Creek is located in Park County
  • Chestnut
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut
    • Chestnut is located in Gallatin County
  • Livingston
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
  • Jardine
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jardine
    • Jardine is located in Park County
  • Gardiner
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardiner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
    • Gardiner is located in Park County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardiner <5>
  • Bozeman
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Mammoth
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
    • Mammoth is located in Park County (WY)
  • Big Sky Canyon Village
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pray ...

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

Adding Pray to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pray in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Pray was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Pray post office opened in 1909.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Pray.

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

The official website for Park County: www.parkcounty.org/

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 Park, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pray - 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 Pray). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pray or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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