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Welcome to Big Sandy ...

The town of Big Sandy is located in Chouteau County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Big Sandy has a population of 567 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Big Sandy is 2,700 feet [823 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Big Sandy is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The area code for Big Sandy: (406)

The ZIP code for Big Sandy: 59520<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Big Sandy had an population of 567 people. This is a decrease of 5.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Big Sandy had a population of 598 people (or 10.29% of the total population of Chouteau County). This makes Big Sandy the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Big Sandy represents 0.06% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 598 people, the population of Big Sandy decreased 14.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 703 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Big Sandy.

Communities Also Named Big Sandy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Big Sandy - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky (2), Nebraska, Ontario, Tennessee (2), Texas, West Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Big Sandy ...

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

  • Box Elder [Chouteau County]
  • Virgelle [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgelle
    • Virgelle [Chouteau County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Big Sandy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgelle
  • Boneau [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boneau
    • Boneau [Chouteau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Big Sandy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boneau have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boneau
  • Saint Pierre [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pierre
    • Saint Pierre [Hill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Big Sandy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pierre
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sangrey [Hill County]
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      • Sangrey [Hill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Big Sandy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sangrey have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sangrey
    • Azure [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azure
      • Azure [Hill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Big Sandy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azure
    • Parker School [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker School
      • Parker School [Hill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Big Sandy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parker School have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker School
    • Loma [Chouteau County]
    • Kremlin [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kremlin
      • Kremlin [Hill County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the north of Big Sandy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kremlin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kremlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kremlin<6>
    • Gildford [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gildford
      • Gildford [Hill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the north of Big Sandy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gildford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gildford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gildford<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 Big Sandy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Big Sandy.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Sandy ...

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

Adding Big Sandy to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Chouteau County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chouteau County: www.co.chouteau.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 Chouteau, 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 Big Sandy.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Sandy - 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 Big Sandy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Big Sandy 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Sandy) 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 Big Sandy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big SandyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Sandy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1787, Longitude: -110.1120    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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