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Welcome to Winnett ...

The town of Winnett is located in Petroleum County<1> and is the County Seat for Petroleum County.

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

The pronunciation of Winnett: WIN-it<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Winnett has a population of 189 people<4> (see below for details).

Winnett is 2,940 feet [896 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Winnett is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Winnett lies within the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Winnett had an population of 189 people. This is an increase of 3.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Winnett had a population of 182 people (which is 36.84% of the total population of Petroleum County). This makes Winnett the county's most populous community.

The population of Winnett represents 0.02% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 113rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 182 people, the population of Winnett decreased 1.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 185 people).

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

Communities near Winnett ...

We have created a list of 4 communities that are near Winnett.

  • Teigen
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Cat Creek
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cat Creek
    • Cat Creek is located in Petroleum County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Cat Creek
  • Grass Range
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Range have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Range
    • Grass Range is located in Fergus County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Grass Range
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Range <6>
  • Mosby
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Winnett ...

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Winnett. 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 Petroleum, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Winnett. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Winnett.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winnett - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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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