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Welcome to Westby ...

The town of Westby is located in Sheridan County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Westby has a population of 154 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Westby is 2,090 feet [637 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Westby (for example, toward Crosby (ND)), you will soon leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The area code for Westby: (406)

The ZIP code for Westby: 59275<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Westby had an population of 154 people. This is a decrease of 8.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Westby had a population of 168 people. This makes Westby the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Westby represents 0.02% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 115th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 168 people, the population of Westby decreased 2.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 172 people).

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

Communities Also Named Westby ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Westby - they are located in North Dakota and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Westby ...

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

  • Grenora [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenora
    • Grenora [Williams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Westby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 347 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenora<6>
  • Lake Alma
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Alma
    • Lake Alma lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Westby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Alma came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Alma
  • Fortuna [Divide County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortuna
    • Fortuna [Divide County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Westby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortuna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fortuna<6>
  • Beaubier
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaubier
    • Beaubier lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Westby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaubier came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaubier
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alkabo [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkabo
      • Alkabo [Divide County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Westby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkabo
    • Comertown [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comertown
      • Comertown [Sheridan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Westby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comertown
    • Stady [Divide County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stady
      • Stady [Divide County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Westby
    • Dagmar [Sheridan County]
    • Hanks [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
      • Hanks [Williams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the southeast of Westby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
    • Antelope [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
      • Antelope [Sheridan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Westby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<6>

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Westby ...

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

Adding Westby to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Westby 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 Westby was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Sheridan County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sheridan County: www.co.sheridan.mt.us/

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 Sheridan, 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 Westby.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Westby - 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 Westby). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Westby 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Westby) 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 Westby. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WestbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8696, Longitude: -104.0512    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<8>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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