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Welcome to Wise River ...

Wise River is located in Beaverhead County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Wise River: Wise Riv.

Wise River is 5,650 feet [1,722 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Wise River is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Wise River is located in the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Wise River: 59762<3>

Communities near Wise River ...

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

  • Butte - Silver Bow [Silver Bow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte - Silver Bow
    • Butte - Silver Bow [Silver Bow County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Wise River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,207 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte - Silver Bow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte - Silver Bow
  • Divide [Silver Bow County]
  • French Town [Deer Lodge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Town
    • French Town [Deer Lodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Wise River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Town
  • Lion City [Beaverhead County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lion City
    • Lion City [Beaverhead County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Wise River
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lion City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glendale [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Beaverhead County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Wise River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Melrose [Silver Bow County]
    • Fairmont Hot Springs [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont Hot Springs
      • Fairmont Hot Springs [Silver Bow County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Wise River
      • Fairmont Hot Springs has also been known as:
      • Gregson Fairmont Hot Springs
      • Gregson Hot Springs
      • Gregson Springs
      • Gregson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont Hot Springs
    • Gregson [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregson
      • Gregson [Deer Lodge County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Wise River
    • Moose Town [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Town
      • Moose Town [Silver Bow County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Wise River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moose Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Town
    • Ramsay [Silver Bow County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wise River ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Beaverhead County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wise River. 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 Beaverhead, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wise River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Wise River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wise River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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- Wise River) 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 Wise River. 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 Wise RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wise River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7912, Longitude: -112.9505    
<5>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.
<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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