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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 Simms, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Simms 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 Simms:
    • 47.491617, -111.928050
    • 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 Simms
  • 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 Simms ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Simms.

Within Montana, the name Simms is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Marin 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 California community of Simms [Marin County].
      • San Joaquin County
      • This Simms is located in San Joaquin County and lies 814 miles [1,310 km]<2> to the southwest of the Simms that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simms
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Joaquin County community of Simms.
    • Louisiana
      • Grant Parish
      • This Simms is located in Grant Parish and lies 1,510 miles [2,430.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Simms that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simms
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant Parish community of Simms.
    • Ohio
      • Greene County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Simms [Greene County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Muskogee County
      • This Simms is located in Muskogee County and lies 1,198 miles [1,928 km]<2> to the southeast of the Simms that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simms
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskogee County community of Simms.
    • South Carolina
      • Richland 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 South Carolina community of Simms [Richland County].
    • Texas
      • Bowie County
      • This Simms is located in Bowie County and lies 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km]<2> to the southeast of the Simms that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simms
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bowie County community of Simms.
      • Deaf Smith County
      • This Simms is located in Deaf Smith County and lies 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the south southeast of the Simms that is located in Cascade County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simms
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Deaf Smith County community of Simms.
    • West Virginia
      • Putnam 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 Simms [Putnam County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Simms ...

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.

  • Cascade [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
    • Cascade [Cascade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Simms
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<5>
  • Craig [Lewis and Clark County]
  • Flood [Cascade County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flood
    • Flood [Cascade County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Simms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Golden Ridge [Teton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Ridge
    • Golden Ridge [Teton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Simms
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Ridge
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gordon [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Cascade County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Simms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Greenfield [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Teton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Simms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Johnstown [Cascade County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Cascade County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Simms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Power [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power
      • Power [Teton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Simms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Power<5>
    • Split Rock Junction [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Split Rock Junction
      • Split Rock Junction [Lewis and Clark County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Simms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Split Rock Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Split Rock Junction
    • Sun River [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun River
      • Sun River [Cascade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Simms
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun River<5>

How Far From Simms to ...

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

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

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    • Great Falls, which is the Seat of Cascade County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Simms to Great Falls, 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 62 miles [99.8 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,835 miles [2,953.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,588 miles [10,602.4 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 7,357 miles [11,839.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,384 miles [8,664.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cascade County: www.co.cascade.mt.us/

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 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 Simms 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 '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- Simms) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Simms. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SimmsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simms. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4916, Longitude: -111.9281       In this case, the coordinates for Simms have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Simms, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Simms 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 332.417 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.639 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.095 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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