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Welcome to Tarkio ...

Tarkio is located in Mineral County.

The location of Tarkio has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Tarkio: TAR-kee-oh<2>

Tarkio is 2,930 feet [893 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Tarkio is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you leave Tarkio and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

The area code for Tarkio: (406)

Communities near Tarkio ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Tarkio and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
The Cedars (ID)   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Moose City (ID)   [Map]   ---   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Alberton   [Map]   429   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crescent City - Historic   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Frenchtown   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Huson   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Tarkio.

Communities Also Named Tarkio ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Tarkio - it's located in Missouri.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tarkio. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tarkio. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tarkio.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Tarkio:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tarkio ...

Looking for more information about Tarkio? 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.

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

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About Mineral County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County: www.co.mineral.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Tarkio. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tarkio - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tarkio) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tarkio. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0213, Longitude: -114.7390     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tarkio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tarkio.

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