These 11 Towns In Montana Have The Strangest Names You'll Ever See
You can always tell when someone is from out of state by the way they react to hearing the name of a place like Butte. But the mineral mining, beer brewing Butte is far from the weirdest town name in Montana. Luckily, being strange and unique is fun. If you call one of these places home, we hope you smile when you tell others where you live.
Take Highway 2 over Marias Pass and you’ll find the tiny town of Nimrod in Glacier County. We have to wonder how this spot got its name.
2. Two Dot
This town got its name from the cattle brand of George R. Wilson, who donated the land.
The beautiful town of Pray was named after a congressman and is not (necessarily) a suggestion.
4. Bear Dance
Is this what you think of when you hear the name of this town?
5. Coffee Creek
This little town gets its name from the nearby (and caffeine free) Coffee Creek.
Beaverton is located halfway between Saco and Hinsdale. Sadly, it’s pretty much a ghost town.
Ekalaka was named after a woman in the Sioux tribe who married a scout named David Harrison Russell. These days, about 350 people call it home.
The extraordinarily small town of Ismay (which had a population of 14, that is now up to at least 26) renamed itself "Joe" after the NFL quarterback Joe Montana. This wasn’t the first name change for Ismay—it was originally called Burt.
Why not name a town after a South American snake?
10. Crow Agency
This town is the capital of the Crow Nation.
11. Square Butte
Because Butte wasn’t odd enough.
What’s your favorite weird town name in Montana?
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