Here’s The Top 10 Weirdest Town Names You’ll Find In Montana.
Each state has a town or two with a strange name. Something that kind of makes you scratch your head a little and think "who came up with that?"
Case in point, I grew up in the south not too far from a little town named "Tightwad". Tightwad. The little village has a small population and there isn't a whole lot going on there, but it's a popular place to stop a get a picture or two. In fact, people come from all over just to get a selfie in front of the Bank of Tightwad.
Montana is certainly not lacking when it comes to weird town names. While we might not have a Tightwad, we do have a list of towns that are certainly worthy of a second look.
Here are the Top 10 Weirdest Town Names In Montana:
Twodot or Two Dot is a small town in Wheatland County. Twodots's legendary claim to fame is that John Wayne took a train to the small town so that he could learn to ride horses and be "a cowboy".
Stoner Place, Montana
Stoner Place is located in Lewis and Clark County
Plentywood is located in Sheridan County and has a population of under 2000 people. So how did they come up with the name? According to local legend, it started with a search for firewood and one fella told the other if he went a couple of miles he'd find "plenty of wood".
Opportunity is located in Deer Lodge County and is just a few miles away from Anaconda.
Hog Heaven, Montana
Hog Heaven is a mining district located in Flathead County.
Anaconda is located in Deer Lodge County and has a population of just under 10 thousand people. Founded by Copper King Marcus Daly, Anaconda was not the first choice for a name. Daly wanted to name the town Copperopolis, but that name was already taken.
Hungry Horse, Montana
Hungry Horse is located in Flathead Country and has a population of under a thousand. Oddly enough, Hungry Horse wasn't the first name of the town. The town was originally named "Damtown" after the dam that was built in the late 1940s.
Lame Deer, Montana
Lame Deer is located in Rosebud County and has a population of around 2 thousand people. The story goes that the town is named after Chief Lame Deer who was killed by the U.S. Army while under a flag of truce back in 1877.
Pray is located in Park County and has a population of around 600 people and is only a couple miles from Chico Hot Springs. The town, which is located in the heart of Paradise Valley actually went up for sale back in 2012.
Nimrod is a Ghost Town that is located in Granite County. The town was named after the Biblical figure which can be found in the Book of Genesis.
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