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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 Sand Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sand Creek 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 Sand Creek:
    • 47.840569, -105.662224
    • 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 Sand Creek
  • 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 Sand Creek ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Sand Creek.

Within Montana, the name Sand Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Adams 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 Colorado community of Sand Creek [Adams County].
    • Indiana
      • Parke 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 Indiana community of Sand Creek [Parke County].
    • Kansas
      • Harvey County
      • This Sand Creek is located in Harvey County and lies 795 miles [1,279.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Sand Creek that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harvey County community of Sand Creek.
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • This Sand Creek is located in Lenawee County and lies 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Sand Creek that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenawee County community of Sand Creek.
    • 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 Sand Creek [Saunders County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Grant County
      • This Sand Creek is located in Grant County and lies 852 miles [1,371.2 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Sand Creek that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Sand Creek.
    • West Virginia
      • Lincoln 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 Sand Creek [Lincoln County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Dunn County
      • This Sand Creek is located in Dunn County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<2> to the east of the Sand Creek that is located in McCone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dunn County community of Sand Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sand Creek ...

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.

  • Arthur [Richland County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Richland County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Sand Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Circle [McCone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle
    • Circle [McCone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Sand Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 598 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Circle<4>
  • Coal Creek [McCone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Creek
    • Coal Creek [McCone County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Sand Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lost Creek [McCone County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
    • Lost Creek [McCone County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Sand Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Poplar [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
      • Poplar [Roosevelt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Sand Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplar<4>
    • Prairie Elk [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Elk
      • Prairie Elk [McCone County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Sand Creek
      • 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.
    • Redwater [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [McCone County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Sand Creek
    • Rodgers Hill [McCone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodgers Hill
      • Rodgers Hill [McCone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Sand Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodgers Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodgers Hill
    • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Point
      • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Sand Creek
      • 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 Sand Creek 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 Sand Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Sand Creek once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Sand Creek and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Circle, which is the Seat of McCone County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Sand Creek to Circle, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 310 miles [498.9 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 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,552 miles [2,497.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 89 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,421 miles [10,333.6 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 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,175 miles [8,328.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About McCone County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 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 Sand Creek 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sand Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8406, Longitude: -105.6622       In this case, the coordinates for Sand Creek 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>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 Sand Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Sand Creek 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 327.527 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.052 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.174 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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