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Welcome to Sand Springs ...

Sand Springs is located in Garfield County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Sand Springs, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1911.

A typical abbreviation for Sand Springs: Sand Spgs. (or less commonly used: Sand Spngs. or Sand Sprngs.)

Sand Springs is 3,190 feet [972 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Sand Springs is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Sand Springs is located in the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Sand Springs: 59077<3>

Communities Also Named Sand Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 12 communities that are also named Sand Springs - they are located in Arizona (2), Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sand Springs.

Communities near Sand Springs ...

We have created a list of 3 communities that are near Sand Springs.

  • Mosby
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Brusett
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
  • Cat Creek
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cat Creek
    • Cat Creek is located in Petroleum County

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sand Springs ...

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

Adding Sand Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sand Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sand Springs was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Sand Springs post office opened in 1911.

We also found Sand Springs on a map titled Hixson Map of Montana (1950).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sand Springs.

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

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 Garfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sand Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Sand Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sand Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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