Whitetail was established around 1911 with the coming of the homesteaders and the railroad. On a rise, just before town, you can get good photos of Whitetail sitting in the beautiful valley of Whitetail Creek. If you have fishing gear with you, a public fishing pond is located on the community's edge. The place was established around 1911 with the coming of the homesteaders and the railroad.
Whitetail, it is assumed, took its name from the white-tail deer that inhabit the area.
Whitetail is located in northeastern Montana, 7 miles south of the Canadian Port of Entry on Highway 511.