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Welcome to Vandalia ...

Vandalia is located in Valley County<1> (at the time of its founding, Vandalia was located in Dawson County).

The pronunciation of Vandalia: van-DAYL-yah<2>

Vandalia is 2,120 feet [646 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Vandalia is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Vandalia lies within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Vandalia: 59273<4>

Communities Also Named Vandalia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Vandalia - they are located in Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and West Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Vandalia ...

We have created a list of 7 communities that are near Vandalia.

  • Glasgow
  • Hinsdale
  • Saint Marie
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marie
    • Saint Marie lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Vandalia.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marie<6>
  • Saco
  • Nashua
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Vandalia.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashua have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<6>
  • Fort Peck
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Peck
    • Fort Peck lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Vandalia.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Peck have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Peck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Peck<6>
  • Larslan

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vandalia ...

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

Adding Vandalia to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Vandalia in the book titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8> From that list, the Vandalia post office opened in 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vandalia.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vandalia. 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 Valley, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Vandalia. 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vandalia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Vandalia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vandalia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- Vandalia) 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 Vandalia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VandaliaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vandalia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3545, Longitude: -106.9100    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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