RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Oswego, Montana
(Valley County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MT
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Oswego, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oswego 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 Oswego:
    • 48.058629, -105.881123
    • 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 Oswego
  • 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 Oswego ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Oswego.

There is one other community in Montana which is also named Oswego.

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

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Dawson 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 Montana community of Oswego [Dawson County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Idaho
      • Blaine 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 Idaho community of Oswego [Blaine County].
    • Illinois
      • Kendall County
      • This Oswego is located in Kendall County and lies 961 miles [1,546.6 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Oswego that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kendall County community of Oswego.
    • Indiana
      • Kosciusko County
      • This Oswego is located in Kosciusko County and lies 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Oswego that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kosciusko County community of Oswego.
    • Kansas
      • Labette County
      • This Oswego is located in Labette County and lies 928 miles [1,493.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Oswego that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Labette County community of Oswego.
    • Mississippi
      • Holmes County
      • This Oswego is located in Holmes County and lies 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Oswego that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holmes County community of Oswego.
    • New York
      • Oswego County
      • This Oswego is located in Oswego County and lies 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km]<2> to the east of the Oswego that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oswego County community of Oswego.
    • North Carolina
      • Franklin County
      • This Oswego is located in Franklin County and lies 1,626 miles [2,616.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Oswego that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Oswego.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas 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 Oregon community of Oswego [Clackamas County].
      • Multnomah 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 Oregon community of Oswego [Multnomah County].
      • Washington 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 Oregon community of Oswego [Washington County].
    • South Carolina
      • Sumter County
      • This Oswego is located in Sumter County and lies 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Oswego that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Oswego.
    • Tennessee
      • Campbell County
      • This Oswego is located in Campbell County and lies 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Oswego that is located in Valley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswego
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Oswego.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oswego ...

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.

  • Bakers [Valley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakers
    • Bakers [Valley County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Oswego
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cactus Flat [McCone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Flat
    • Cactus Flat [McCone County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Oswego
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cactus Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fort Peck [Valley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Peck
    • Fort Peck [Valley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Oswego
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Peck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Peck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Peck<4>
  • Free Deal [Valley County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Deal
    • Free Deal [Valley County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Oswego
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Deal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Park Grove [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Grove
      • Park Grove [Valley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Grove
    • Prairie Elk [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Elk
      • Prairie Elk [McCone County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sand Creek [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Creek
      • Sand Creek [McCone County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Square Deal [Valley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Square Deal
      • Square Deal [Valley County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Square Deal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Volt [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Volt
      • Volt [Roosevelt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Oswego
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Volt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Volt
    • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Point
      • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Oswego
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolf Point<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Glasgow, which is the Seat of Valley County and lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Oswego to Glasgow, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over 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 304 miles [489.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,565 miles [2,518.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 89 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,414 miles [10,322.3 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 7,182 miles [11,558.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,171 miles [8,321.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Valley County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Oswego 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- Oswego) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oswego. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0586, Longitude: -105.8811       In this case, the coordinates for Oswego have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Oswego 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 327.702 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.275 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.268 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 11 Oct 2021