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Stanford, Montana

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Welcome to Stanford ...

The town of Stanford is located in Judith Basin County<1> (at the time of its founding, Stanford was located in Fergus County) and is the County Seat for Judith Basin County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stanford has a population of 393 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Stanford is 4,280 feet [1,305 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Stanford is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Stanford is located in the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stanford had an population of 393 people. This is a decrease of 2% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 13.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stanford had a population of 401 people (or 19.35% of the total population of Judith Basin County). This makes Stanford the county's most populous community.

The population of Stanford represents 0.04% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 401 people, the population of Stanford decreased 11.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 454 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Stanford.

Communities Also Named Stanford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Stanford - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Stanford ...

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

  • Denton [Fergus County]
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    • Denton [Fergus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Stanford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 234 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<6>
  • Hobson [Judith Basin County]
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    • Hobson [Judith Basin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Stanford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobson<6>
  • Windham [Judith Basin County]
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    • Windham [Judith Basin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Stanford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
  • Arrow Creek [Judith Basin County]
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    • Arrow Creek [Judith Basin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Stanford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrow Creek
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Coffee Creek [Fergus County]
    • Geyser [Judith Basin County]
    • Moccasin [Judith Basin County]
    • Sapphire Village [Judith Basin County]
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      • Sapphire Village [Judith Basin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Stanford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sapphire Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sapphire Village
    • Danvers [Fergus County]
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      • Danvers [Fergus County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the east of Stanford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers
    • Raynesford [Judith Basin 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 Stanford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stanford.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanford. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Stanford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stanford ...

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

Adding Stanford to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Stanford on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stanford. 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 Judith Basin, 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 Stanford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stanford - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Stanford) 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 Stanford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StanfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1518, Longitude: -110.2184       In this case, the coordinates for Stanford 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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