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Welcome to Virginia City ...

The town of Virginia City is located in Madison County<1> and is the County Seat for Madison County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Virginia City has a population of 220 people<2> (see below for details).

Virginia City was founded in 1863.

In the past, Virginia City was named Varina and Verina. Going back to its beginning, The community of Virginia City was originally named Varina. For more information about the names of Virginia City, see The Names of Virginia City on our Genealogy Page.

Virginia City is 5,990 feet [1,826 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Virginia City is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Virginia City is within the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Virginia City: 59775<4>

Websites for Virginia City ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.virginiacity.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Virginia City, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Virginia City had an population of 220 people. This is an increase of 15.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 69.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Virginia City had a population of 190 people. This makes Virginia City the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Virginia City represents 0.02% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 110th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 190 people, the population of Virginia City increased 46.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 130 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Virginia City.

Communities Also Named Virginia City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Virginia City - they are located in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Virginia City ...

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

  • Ennis [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
    • Ennis [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Virginia City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,042 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennis<7>
  • Sheridan [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
    • Sheridan [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Virginia City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<7>
  • Alder [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alder
    • Alder [Madison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Virginia City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alder<7>
  • Cameron [Madison County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • McAllister [Madison County]
    • Norris [Madison County]
    • Pony [Madison County] - Historic
    • Strawberry [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry
      • Strawberry [Madison County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the north of Virginia City
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Strawberry. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Twin Bridges [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Bridges
      • Twin Bridges [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Virginia City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bridges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Bridges<7>
    • Big Sky Mountain Village [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sky Mountain Village
      • Big Sky Mountain Village [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the east of Virginia City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sky Mountain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sky Mountain Village

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Virginia City. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Virginia City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Virginia City ...

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

Adding Virginia City to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Madison County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Madison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Virginia City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Virginia City - 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 town (such as Virginia City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Virginia City 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- Virginia City) 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 Virginia City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Virginia CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2936, Longitude: -111.9418    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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