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Welcome to Sun River ...

Sun River is located in Cascade County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Sun River: Sun Riv.

Sun River is 3,410 feet [1,039 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Sun River is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Sun River: (406)

The ZIP code for Sun River: 59483<4>

Communities near Sun River ...

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

  • Fairfield [Teton County]
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    • Fairfield [Teton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Sun River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<7>
  • Cascade [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
    • Cascade [Cascade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Sun River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<7>
  • Fort Shaw [Cascade County]
  • Vaughn [Cascade County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greenfield [Teton County]
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      • Greenfield [Teton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Sun River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Simms [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simms
      • Simms [Cascade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Sun River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simms have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simms<7>
    • Sun Prairie [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Prairie
      • Sun Prairie [Cascade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Sun River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie
    • Manchester [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Cascade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Sun River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Power [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power
      • Power [Teton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Sun River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Power<7>
    • Ulm [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulm
      • Ulm [Cascade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Sun River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulm have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulm<7>

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sun River. 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 Sun River.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sun River ...

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

Adding Sun River to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sun River 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 Sun River was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sun River on a map titled Hixson Map of Montana (1950).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sun River. 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 you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Cascade, 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 Sun River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Sun River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sun River or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sun River) 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 Sun River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sun RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5335, Longitude: -111.7210       In this case, the coordinates for Sun River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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.
<7>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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