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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 Box Elder, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Box Elder 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 Box Elder:
    • 48.317737, -110.014336
    • 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 Box Elder
  • 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 Box Elder ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Box Elder.

There are three communities within Montana that are also named Box Elder.

Beyond Montana, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Cascade County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Box Elder [Cascade County].
    • Fergus County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Box Elder [Fergus County].
    • Phillips County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Box Elder [Phillips County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Larimer County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Box Elder [Larimer County].
    • Nebraska
      • Red Willow County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Box Elder [Red Willow County].
    • South Dakota
      • Pennington County
      • This Box Elder is located in Pennington County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<3> to the southeast of the Box Elder that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Elder
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pennington County community of Box Elder.
    • Tennessee
      • Hardin County
      • This Box Elder is located in Hardin County and lies 1,427 miles [2,296.5 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Box Elder that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Elder
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Box Elder.
    • Utah
      • Box Elder County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Box Elder [Box Elder County].
    • Virginia
      • Suffolk City
      • This Box Elder is located in Suffolk City and lies 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Box Elder that is located in Chouteau County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Elder
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk City community of Box Elder.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Box Elder ...

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.

  • Beaver Creek [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
    • Beaver Creek [Hill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Box Elder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
  • Big Sandy [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
    • Big Sandy [Chouteau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Box Elder
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 566 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<5>
  • Coal Banks Landing [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Banks Landing
    • Coal Banks Landing [Chouteau County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Box Elder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Banks Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Banks Landing
  • Cypress [Hill County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress
    • Cypress [Hill County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Box Elder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lonesome Prairie [Chouteau County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonesome Prairie
      • Lonesome Prairie [Chouteau County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonesome Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oscar [Hill County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oscar
      • Oscar [Hill County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oscar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rocky Boy [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Boy
      • Rocky Boy [Hill County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Boy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Crossing
    • Saddle Butte [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle Butte
      • Saddle Butte [Hill County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddle Butte

How Far From Box Elder to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fort Benton, which is the Seat of Chouteau County and lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<3> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Box Elder to Fort Benton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 151 miles [243 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 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,755 miles [2,824.4 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,496 miles [10,454.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,265 miles [11,691.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,283 miles [8,502.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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 Box Elder. 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Box Elder, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Box Elder 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.
<3>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- Box Elder) 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 Box Elder. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Box ElderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Box Elder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3177, Longitude: -110.0143    
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Box Elder to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.936 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.008 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.779 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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