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Welcome to Straw ...

Straw is located in Fergus County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Straw, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Straw is 4,200 feet [1,280 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Straw is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Straw: (406)

Communities Also Named Straw ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Straw - they are located in Kentucky and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Straw ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Straw.

  • Hobson [Judith Basin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson
    • Hobson [Judith Basin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Straw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobson<6>
  • Moore [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore
    • Moore [Fergus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Straw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moore<6>
  • Judith Gap [Wheatland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judith Gap
    • Judith Gap [Wheatland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Straw
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judith Gap
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Judith Gap<6>
  • Garneill [Fergus County]
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    • Moccasin [Judith Basin County]
    • Glengarry [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glengarry
      • Glengarry [Fergus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Straw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glengarry
    • Lewistown [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
      • Lewistown [Fergus County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the northeast of Straw
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<6>
    • Sapphire Village [Judith Basin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sapphire Village
      • Sapphire Village [Judith Basin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the west of Straw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sapphire Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sapphire Village
    • Lewistown Heights [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown Heights
      • Lewistown Heights [Fergus County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Straw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown Heights
    • Windham [Judith Basin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Judith Basin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Straw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Straw. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Straw.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Straw ...

Looking for more information about Straw? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Straw, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Straw.

Adding Straw to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Straw was on a map titled Map of Montana (from Shell Oil, 1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Straw on our Genealogy Page.

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About Fergus County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fergus County: www.co.fergus.mt.us/

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 Fergus, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Straw - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Straw) 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 Straw. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from StrawOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Straw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8527, Longitude: -109.7936       In this case, the coordinates for Straw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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