Molt, Montana

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Molt, Montana
Unincorporated community
Molt, Montana is located in Montana
Molt, Montana
Molt, Montana
Coordinates: 45°51′41″N 108°55′40″W / 45.86139°N 108.92778°W / 45.86139; -108.92778Coordinates: 45°51′41″N 108°55′40″W / 45.86139°N 108.92778°W / 45.86139; -108.92778
Country United States
State Montana
County Stillwater
Elevation 3,966 ft (1,209 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 597
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59057
Area code(s) 406
GNIS feature ID 777090[2]

Molt is an unincorporated rural village located in Stillwater County, Montana, and has a post office serving ZIP code (59057), a hardware store, a cafe and several granaries.

The elevation is 3,966 feet. Molt appears on the Molt U.S. Geological Survey Map.

History[edit]

Molt thrived as a busy and well developed agricultural community on the edge of Stillwater county. Several large grain elevators were erected and a few historic buildings are still standing today. The Great Northern Railroad had a stop in molt en route to Rapelje and Hesper.

Although the town has declined significantly with the withdrawal of the railroad, a few of its elevators are still in operation.

A post office was first established in the Molt area in 1909. The office was originally known as Stickley and was located on a nearby ranch. In 1918, the office was moved to town and the name changed to Molt (named for the person who donated the land for the townsite).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  2. ^ "Molt". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.