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Red Lodge, Montana

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Welcome to Red Lodge ...

The city of Red Lodge is located in Carbon County<1> (at the time of its founding, Red Lodge was located in Park County) and is the County Seat for Carbon County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Red Lodge: Red Ldg. (or less commonly used: Red Ldge.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Red Lodge has a population of 2,300 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Red Lodge is 5,560 feet [1,695 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Red Lodge is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Red Lodge: (406)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Red Lodge had an population of 2,300 people. This is an increase of 8.24% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Red Lodge had a population of 2,125 people (or 21.09% of the total population of Carbon County). This makes Red Lodge the county's most populous community.

The population of Red Lodge represents 0.21% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,125 people, the population of Red Lodge decreased 2.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,177 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Red Lodge.

Communities near Red Lodge ...

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

  • Bridger [Carbon County]
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    • Bridger [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Red Lodge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridger<6>
  • Bearcreek [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearcreek
    • Bearcreek [Carbon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Red Lodge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearcreek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearcreek<6>
  • Belfry [Carbon County]
  • Roberts [Carbon County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Roscoe [Carbon County]
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
    • Clark [Park County]
    • Fishtail [Stillwater County]
    • Fromberg [Carbon County]
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      • Fromberg [Carbon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Red Lodge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fromberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fromberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fromberg<6>
    • Absarokee [Stillwater County]

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Lodge. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Red Lodge.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Red Lodge ...

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

Adding Red Lodge to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Carbon, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Red Lodge.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Red Lodge - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Red Lodge) 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 Red Lodge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red LodgeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Lodge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1925, Longitude: -109.2496       In this case, the coordinates for Red Lodge 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.






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