Sand Springs, Montana

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Sand Springs, Montana
Unincorporated community
Sand Springs Store in Sand Springs
Sand Springs Store in Sand Springs
Sand Springs, Montana is located in Montana
Sand Springs, Montana
Sand Springs, Montana
Location within the state of Montana
Coordinates: 47°6′3″N 107°29′8″W / 47.10083°N 107.48556°W / 47.10083; -107.48556Coordinates: 47°6′3″N 107°29′8″W / 47.10083°N 107.48556°W / 47.10083; -107.48556
Country United States
State Montana
County Garfield
Elevation 3,192 ft (973 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 59077
GNIS feature ID 776203

Sand Springs is an unincorporated community in southwestern Garfield County, Montana, United States. It lies along Highway 200 southwest of the town of Jordan, the county seat of Garfield County.[1] Its elevation is 3,192 feet (973 m).[2] Although Sand Springs is unincorporated, it has a post office with the ZIP code of 59077,[3] which opened on 1911-03-01.[4] Sand Springs is over 100 years old, founded at the turn of the 20th century by sheep, cattle, and horse ranchers. It has a population of about 90 people. It gets its name from the wide expanse of sandy soil and life-giving springs in the area. Most people currently make a living as ranchers and farmers. The farmable acres in this area are some of the richest, most productive soils in the county; however much of the land is suitable only for grazing due to the terrain. There is a family-owned reservoir that is open to the public for fishing. The economy is supported by recreation -there is excellent hunting, fishing, and camping opportunities available all year round. Just check in at the Fish, Wildlife, and Parks station located in the center of town. There is a General Store attached to the Post Office. It has lunch available that you can eat at a picnic table. People are allowed to camp behind it. There is a church that has a service every other Sunday. It is the location of the annual Christmas program put on by the school. Sand Springs School is a one room schoolhouse that serves kindergarten through eighth grade.

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Sand Springs has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]

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