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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Big Sandy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Big Sandy and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Big Sandy:
    • 48.178654, -110.112046
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Big Sandy
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Big Sandy ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Big Sandy.

Within Montana, the name Big Sandy is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Twiggs County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Big Sandy [Twiggs County].
    • Kentucky
      • Boyd County
      • This Big Sandy is located in Boyd County and lies 1,529 miles [2,460.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Big Sandy that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boyd County community of Big Sandy.
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Big Sandy [Lawrence County].
    • Nebraska
      • Saunders County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Big Sandy [Saunders County].
    • Ontario
      • This Big Sandy lies 1,584 miles [2,549.2 km]<2> to the east of the Big Sandy that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Tennessee
      • Benton County
      • This Big Sandy is located in Benton County and lies 1,388 miles [2,233.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Big Sandy that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Big Sandy.
      • Washington County
      • This Big Sandy is located in Washington County and lies 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the east southeast of the Big Sandy that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Big Sandy.
    • Texas
      • Upshur County
      • This Big Sandy is located in Upshur County and lies 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km]<2> to the southeast of the Big Sandy that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Big Sandy.
    • West Virginia
      • McDowell County
      • This Big Sandy is located in McDowell County and lies 1,605 miles [2,583 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Big Sandy that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDowell County community of Big Sandy.
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Big Sandy [Wayne County].
    • Wyoming
      • Sublette County
      • This Big Sandy is located in Sublette County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<2> to the south of the Big Sandy that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sublette County community of Big Sandy.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Big Sandy ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bearpaw [Blaine County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearpaw
    • Bearpaw [Blaine County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Big Sandy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bearpaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Beaver Creek [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Hill County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Big Sandy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
  • Box Elder [Chouteau County]
  • Coal Banks Landing [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Banks Landing
    • Coal Banks Landing [Chouteau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Sandy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Banks Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Banks Landing
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    • Colony Bay [Chouteau County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony Bay
      • Colony Bay [Chouteau County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Big Sandy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lonesome Prairie [Chouteau County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonesome Prairie
      • Lonesome Prairie [Chouteau County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Big Sandy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonesome Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oscar [Hill County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oscar
      • Oscar [Hill County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Big Sandy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oscar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rocky Boy [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Boy
      • Rocky Boy [Hill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Big Sandy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Boy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Boy
    • Rocky Crossing [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Crossing
      • Rocky Crossing [Chouteau County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Big Sandy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Crossing

How Far From Big Sandy to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Big Sandy to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Big Sandy and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Fort Benton, which is the Seat of Chouteau County and lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Big Sandy to Fort Benton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,758 miles [2,829.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,506 miles [10,470.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,294 miles [8,519.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Chouteau County

About Montana

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 we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Big Sandy could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Big Sandy) 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 Big Sandy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Big Sandy to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.008 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.078 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.862 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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