Montana is full of small towns with tons of cool history, and a lot of them have odd names such as Nimrod, Ekalaka, and Two Dot, just to name a few.


Believe it or not, Bozeman was once considered a small town in Montana. That was long before it became one of America's fastest-growing "Zoom Towns."

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There are still a lot of areas in Montana that haven't changed much throughout the years. Montana is full of places you might miss if you're not paying attention. Those are some of my favorites—places that give you a glimpse into what Montana used to be.

As mentioned above, Montana has its fair share of small towns, but have you ever wondered what the smallest town in Montana is? We were curious, so we decided to look into it.


After doing a bit of research, we discovered that the smallest town in Montana is Sumatra. No, we're not talking about the island in Indonesia. There's actually a town named Sumatra in Montana. It's so small that it's listed as an unincorporated community. The only things that exist in Sumatra are a church and a post office.

Sumatra is located in Rosebud County. It's about halfway between Roundup and Forsyth on Highway 12. The town was on the old trail that connected Fort Musselshell with Fort Custer. There isn't much to see in Sumatra nowadays, but there's definitely a lot of history. It's also one of the only places in Montana that isn't overcrowded with tourists during the summer. The population of Sumatra is 1 and hasn't changed since 1975.

This Family Friendly "Montana Town" Is Frozen In Time

One of the coolest places to check out in Montana is the "Old Montana" town of Nevada City. Located just on the other side of Virginia City, Nevada City is the perfect example of what life was like back during the gold rush in the 1800s.

With several different buildings to tour and friendly folks to guide you through your visit, as well as tell you the stories of the times, Nevada City is not only educational but fun for the whole family.

Tourists Can't Pronounce These Five Montana Towns

Montana is a place that is filled with towns and cities with rich histories. The issue that some folks have is that these towns might seem tough to pronounce. Easy for locals, not for tourists.

The Five Worst Places To Live In Montana

It's not our fault - these towns certainly have merit, but with so many other options, you could do better! For many reasons, these are the five worst places to live in Montana.

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