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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 Nichols, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nichols and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Nichols:
    • 46.263881, -106.816708
    • 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 Nichols
  • 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 Nichols ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Nichols.

Within Montana, the name Nichols is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 26 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Bibb 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 Alabama community of Nichols [Bibb County].
    • Arkansas
      • Polk 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 Arkansas community of Nichols [Polk County].
    • British Columbia
      • This Nichols lies 878 miles [1,413 km]<3> to the northwest of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Nichols is located in Contra Costa County and lies 959 miles [1,543.4 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Nichols.
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Nichols is located in Fairfield County and lies 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km]<3> to the east of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Nichols.
    • Florida
      • Polk County
      • This Nichols is located in Polk County and lies 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km]<3> to the southeast of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Nichols.
    • Iowa
      • Muscatine County
      • This Nichols is located in Muscatine County and lies 837 miles [1,347 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscatine County community of Nichols.
    • Kansas
      • Jefferson 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 Kansas community of Nichols [Jefferson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bullitt 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 Kentucky community of Nichols [Bullitt County].
      • Hickman County
      • This Nichols is located in Hickman County and lies 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hickman County community of Nichols.
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Nichols [Caddo Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Caroline County
      • This Nichols is located in Caroline County and lies 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km]<3> to the east of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Nichols.
    • Michigan
      • Antrim 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 Michigan community of Nichols [Antrim County].
      • Calhoun County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Nichols [Calhoun County].
      • Keweenaw County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Nichols [Keweenaw County].
    • Minnesota
      • Aitkin County
      • This Nichols is located in Aitkin County and lies 621 miles [999.4 km]<3> to the east of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aitkin County community of Nichols.
    • Mississippi
      • Leflore County
      • This Nichols is located in Leflore County and lies 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km]<3> to the southeast of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leflore County community of Nichols.
    • Missouri
      • Greene County
      • This Nichols is located in Greene County and lies 930 miles [1,496.7 km]<3> to the southeast of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Nichols.
    • Nebraska
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Nichols.
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • This Nichols is located in Steuben County and lies 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km]<3> to the east of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Nichols.
      • Tioga County
      • This Nichols is located in Tioga County and lies 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the east of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Nichols.
    • Oklahoma
      • Osage County
      • This Nichols is located in Osage County and lies 869 miles [1,398.5 km]<3> to the southeast of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Osage County community of Nichols.
    • Oregon
      • Douglas 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 Oregon community of Nichols [Douglas County].
    • South Carolina
      • Marion County
      • This Nichols is located in Marion County and lies 1,665 miles [2,679.6 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Nichols.
    • Tennessee
      • Blount 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 Tennessee community of Nichols [Blount County].
    • Texas
      • Karnes 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 Texas community of Nichols [Karnes County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Outagamie County
      • This Nichols is located in Outagamie County and lies 895 miles [1,440.4 km]<3> to the east of the Nichols that is located in Rosebud County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Outagamie County community of Nichols.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nichols ...

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.

  • Cartersville [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartersville
    • Cartersville [Rosebud County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Nichols
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartersville
  • Cold Spring [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Rosebud County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Nichols
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Finch [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finch
    • Finch [Rosebud County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Nichols
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finch
  • Howard [Rosebud County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
    • Howard [Rosebud County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Nichols
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Joppa [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa
      • Joppa [Rosebud County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the east of Nichols
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joppa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa
    • Orinoco [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orinoco
      • Orinoco [Rosebud County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Nichols
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orinoco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orinoco
    • Porcupine [Rosebud County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porcupine
      • Porcupine [Rosebud County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Nichols
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porcupine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosebud [Rosebud County]

How Far From Nichols 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 community such as Nichols to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Forsyth, which is the Seat of Rosebud County and lies just to the East.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 248 miles [399.1 km]<3> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Nichols to Helena, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 91 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 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 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,292 miles [8,516.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Rosebud County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Nichols, 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 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 Nichols 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nichols) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nichols. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2639, Longitude: -106.8167       In this case, the coordinates for Nichols have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Nichols 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 328.361 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.847 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.141 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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