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(Gallatin County)

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Welcome to Big Sky ...

Big Sky is primarily located in Gallatin County<1>. A portion of Big Sky extends into Madison County.

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

Big Sky is 7,210 feet [2,198 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Big Sky is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Big Sky is within the (406) area code.

Websites for Big Sky ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bigskychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Big Sky, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Big Sky ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Montana communities named Big Sky: This one is located in Gallatin County and the other is located in Rosebud County.

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

Communities near Big Sky ...

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

  • Ennis [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
    • Ennis [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Big Sky
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,042 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennis<5>
  • Big Sky Canyon Village [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sky Canyon Village
    • Big Sky Canyon Village [Gallatin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Big Sky
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sky Canyon Village
  • Cameron [Madison County]
  • McAllister [Madison County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gallatin Gateway [Gallatin County]
    • Norris [Madison County]
    • Virginia City [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the west of Big Sky
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • Former names for Virginia City:
      • Varina
      • Verina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia City<5>
    • Central City [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Madison County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the west of Big Sky
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Four Corners [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
      • Four Corners [Gallatin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the north of Big Sky
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
    • Arnold [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
      • Arnold [Gallatin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the north of Big Sky
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Sky ...

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

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About Gallatin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gallatin County: www.co.gallatin.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 Gallatin, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Sky - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Sky) 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 Sky. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big SkyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Sky. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2847, Longitude: -111.3683       In this case, the coordinates for Big Sky have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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