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.

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Here are the Top 10 Weirdest Town Names In Montana:

Twodot, 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, Montana

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, Montana

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.

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Anaconda, Montana

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, Montana

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, Montana

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.

Here's The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana

Montana is known by several nicknames. Big Sky Country, The Treasure State, and the Last Best Place to name just a few. Each year, millions of folks travel to Montana to partake in its beauty, while often seeking adventure in the outdoors. From skiing to rafting, fly fishing, to snowmobiling, Montana can certainly be described as an outdoor paradise.

No matter the season, there is always something to see and do in Montana. Here's a look at The Top 10 Tourists Sites For Those Visiting Montana.

Yellowstone Actor, Kevin Costner Rents Out 160 Acre Ranch

Kevin Costner recently stated that he would be renting out his Aspen, Colorado home. Don't get me wrong, the "Dunbar Ranch" is beautiful. Sitting on 160 acres of land, the ranch comes with many perks.

You will be able to enjoy fly fishing on the river, a lazy day next to the lake, and a game of baseball on the private baseball field just to list a few of the extra amenities.

Montana has a handful of celebrities that own homes here in Big Sky Country. Is this going to be a new trend among the elite?

For $36,000 per night, you could book a spectacular stay at Costner's Aspen Ranch Home.

Here's 8 States That Have Longer And Harsher Winters Than Montana

Winter can be brutal here in Montana with lots of wind, snow, and temperatures well below zero. In fact, that alone should be a word of warning for those thinking of moving here from warmer climates.

A lot goes into being prepared to live in a state with rough winters and if you've never done it before, you certainly need to make sure that you are prepared. You need to make sure you have the right tires, vehicle, and winter clothing. Plus, I would highly suggest you learn how to drive in winter conditions before moving to a state that celebrates winter 6 months out of the year.

And while winters can be very rough here in Montana, we don't even crack the Top 5 for States With The Most Brutal Winters.


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