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Sweet Grass, Montana
(Toole County)

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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 Sweet Grass, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sweet Grass 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 Sweet Grass:
    • 48.996483, -111.964866
    • 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 Sweet Grass
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Toole County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Toole County
    • Since Sweet Grass is near Glacier County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Glacier County
  • 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

Communities Also Named Sweet Grass ...

We have found three communities that share the name Sweet Grass.

There are two communities within Montana that are also named Sweet Grass.

Beyond Montana, there is another community also named Sweet Grass in the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Chouteau 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 Montana community of Sweet Grass [Chouteau County].
    • Park 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 Montana community of Sweet Grass [Park County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Saskatchewan
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sweet Grass ...

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.

  • Cut Bank [Glacier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut Bank
    • Cut Bank [Glacier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sweet Grass
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,019 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut Bank
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut Bank<3>
  • Foremost
  • Glacier Colony [Glacier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glacier Colony
    • Glacier Colony [Glacier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sweet Grass
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glacier Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glacier Colony
  • Milk River
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Oilmont [Toole County]
    • Sunburst [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunburst
      • Sunburst [Toole County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Sweet Grass
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunburst have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunburst<3>
    • Tipville [Glacier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipville
      • Tipville [Glacier County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Sweet Grass
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Sweet Grass 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 Sweet Grass to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Shelby, which is the Seat of Toole County and lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Sweet Grass to Shelby, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,851 miles [2,978.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 106 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,265 miles [11,691.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,304 miles [8,536 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Mentions & References for Sweet Grass

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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 Sweet Grass 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' (or 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- Sweet Grass) 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 Sweet Grass. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sweet GrassOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Grass. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9965, Longitude: -111.9649    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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.
<6>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 Sweet Grass to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.505 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.868 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.906 degrees.






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