Montana Geographic Names Advisor

The Montana Geographic Names Advisor (GNA) is responsible for making official recommendations on behalf of the State of Montana to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) on all name changes or new names the BGN is considering in Montana. The BGN is the agency that determines what names the federal government recognizes for placement on maps produced by federal agencies.

In order to determine whether or not to recommend approval of a name proposal, the GNA sends requests for comments to several state agencies and the county commissions of the counties affected by the proposal, and issues a public request for comments. The GNA considers the opinions of all interested parties and forwards all opinions received, whether they argree or disagree with GNA's recommendation, to the BGN to help it make the final decision.

Please send a message to

Gerry Daumiller
Geographic Names Advisor
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-1800

if you want to comment on any of the following proposals.

The following proposals have been made since 2002:

New Name Old Name County Location Status
Clarks Crossing Yellowstone County, Montana 453301N, 1082052W Pending
Benson Creek Beaverhead County, Montana 451459N, 1123512W Pending
Ferris Peak Madison County, Montana 453332N, 1120357W Approved
George Shaw Spring Lincoln County, Montana 480427N, 1153228W Approved
Bad Medicine Spires Lincoln County, Montana 481346N, 1155218W Approved
Sim-heh Creek Missoula County, Montana 470447N, 1140459W Approved
Castle Cliffs Lincoln County, Montana 481346N, 1155218W Withdrawn
Grizzly Creek Missoula County, Montana 470447N, 1140459W Denied
Rittel Mountain Lewis and Clark County, Montana 470336N, 1121932W Approved
Cheatgrass Hill Ravalli County, Montana 4629'09''N, 11403'54''W Denied
Yenne Peak Glacier County, Montana 484919N, 1134510W Denied
Little Wolf Creek Squaw Creek Powder River County, Montana 54341N, 1054119W Denied
Wally McClure Creek Gallatin County, Montana 444815N, 1111739W Approved
Wilsall Peak Park County, Montana 460137N, 1102046W Approved
Bollys Ridge Powell County, Montana 471319N, 1132134W Denied
Invitation Island Flathead County, Montana 480414N, 1141300W Approved
Two Moons Creek Squaw Creek Powder River County, Montana 454341N, 1054119W Approved
Brindle Calf Woman Butte Squaw Butte Hill County, Montana 482437N, 1093330W Approved
Dry Fork Nancy Russell Creek Dry Fork Squaw Creek Garfield County, Montana 472319N, 1073501W Approved
Hot Dance Creek Squaw Creek Carbon County, Montana 452840N, 1085957W Approved
Iron Teeth Woman Creek Short Squaw Creek Custer County, Montana 461655N, 1053623W Approved
Little Nancy Russell Creek Little Squaw Creek Garfield County, Montana 472758N, 1074845W Approved
Nancy Russell Creek Squaw Creek Garfield County, Montana 472758N, 1074845W Approved
North Woman Creek Squaw Creek Custer County, Montana 461655N, 1054604W Approved
Shedhorn Creek Jefferson County, Montana 460654N, 1120854W Approved
Charlie Swamps Powell County, Montana 471150N, 1132456W Denied
Duckhead Buttes Squaw Buttes Glacier County, Montana 483203N, 1123029W Approved
Pikuni Flat Squaw Flat Glacier County, Montana 485446N, 1130813W Approved
Mooney Mountain Beaverhead County, Montana 450528N, 1124525W Approved
Aspen Hill Squaw Teat Meagher County, Montana 465356N, 1113143W Denied
Benson Peak Beaverhead County, Montana 450712N, 1122754W Approved
Big Sagebrush Coulee Squaw Coulee Judith Basin County and Fergus County, Montana 471208N, 1095217W Approved
Cameron Creek Squaw Creek Meagher County, Montana 464936N, 1105818 Approved
Cutthroat Creek Squaw Creek Granite County, Montana 460515N, 1133022W Approved
Indian Graves Butte Squaws Grave Butte Fergus County, Montana 471614N, 1093750W Approved
Chewh-toowh-too-peh Hill Squaw Hill Broadwater County, Montana 460359N, 1113357W Approved
Choo-heh-meen Hills Squaw Teats Sweet Grass County, Montana 454929N, 1094041W Approved
Il-mo-to Creek Squaw Creek Meagher County, Montana 464936N, 1105818 Denied
In-matl-qe Butte Squaws Grave Butte Fergus County, Montana 471614N, 1093750W Denied
In-moolsh Creek Squaw Creek Chouteau County, Montana 472715N, 1102642W Approved
In-pa-ah Creek Squaw Creek Lake County, Montana 474815N, 1134747W Approved
In-poo-poo-neh Coulee Squaw Coulee Judith Basin County and Fergus County, Montana 471208N, 1095217W Denied
In-thlam-keh Lake Squaw Lake Flathead County, Montana 480748N, 1135433W Approved
Middle Fork Sheh-shoo-tum Creek Middle Fork Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 445519N, 1113349W Denied
Mil-mil-teh Hill Squaw Teat Meagher County, Montana 465356N, 1113143W Approved
Moolsh Hill Squaws Tit Park County, Montana 455413N, 1103339W Approved
North Fork Sheh-shoo-tum Creek North Fork Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 445649N, 1113138W Denied
Pees-thul Creek Squaw Creek Granite County, Montana 460515N, 1133022W Denied
Sheh-shoo-tum Creek Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 445447N, 1113616W Denied
Sih-mem Creek Squaw Creek Cascade County, Montana 465826N, 1104204W Approved
Sin-pul-stu-weh Gulch Squaw Gulch Powell County, Montana 463040N, 1125754 Approved
Sin-tin-tin-em-ska Creek Squaw Creek Missoula County, Montana 464407N, 1140348W Approved
Skwoom-tsin Creek Squaw Creek Beaverhead County, Montana 454830N, 1131947W Denied
Skwoom-tsin Lake Squaw Lake Beaverhead County, Montana 454527N, 1131319W Denied
Snoo-weh Pass Squaw Pass Fremont County, Idaho and Beaverhead County, Monta 443622N, 1113129W Approved
South Fork Sheh-shoo-tum Creek South Fork Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 445504N, 1113405W Denied
Sqaylth-kwum Creek Squaw Creek Sanders County, Montana 473922N, 1152352 Approved
Too-nah-hin Creek Squaw Creek Cascade County, Montana 470421N, 1113430W Approved
Too-nah-hin Hollow Squaw Hollow Cascade County, Montana 470421N, 1113430W Approved
Whe-lha-kleh-tseen Mountain Squaw Peak Ravalli County, Montana 462604N, 1135303W Approved
Dawussuua Ashkaate Squaw Creek Big Horn County, Montana 453312N, 1072700W Approved
Middle Fork Sun Creek Middle Fork Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 445519N, 1113349W Approved
North Fork Sun Creek North Fork Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 445649N, 1113138W Approved
Pomp Peak Gallatin County, Montana 455418N, 1105836W Approved
South Fork Dawussuua Ashkaate South Fork Squaw Creek Big Horn County, Montana 453311N, 1073055W Approved
South Fork Sun Creek South Fork Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 445504N, 1113405W Approved
Sun Creek Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 445446N, 1113616W Approved
Lovell Lake Squaw Lake Beaverhead County, Montana 454527N, 1131320W Approved
Wilderness Lake Grob Lake Lincoln County, Montana 485556N, 1150812W Denied
Cheawalk Creek Squaw Creek Sanders County, Montana 473923N, 1152352W Withdrawn
Christiansen Creek Squaw Creek Beaverhead County, Montana 454831N, 1131949W Approved
Christiansen Lake Squaw Creek Beaverhead County, Montana 454527N, 1131320W Withdrawn
Paradise Falls Lewis and Clark County, Montana 464506N, 1122750W Approved
Jurds Creek Squaw Creek Beaverhead County, Montana 454831N, 1131949W Withdrawn
Jurds Lake Squaw Lake Beaverhead County, Montana 454527N, 1131320W Withdrawn
Middle Fork Gold Creek Ravalli County, Montana 461003N, 1141208W Approved
North Fork Gold Creek Gold Creek in part Ravalli County, Montana 461057N, 1141027W Approved
Pilik Ridge Pillick Ridge Sanders County, Montana 480507N, 1155033W Approved
South Fork Gold Creek Ward Creek Ravalli County, Montana 461009N, 1141114W Withdrawn
Wileys Slough Flathead County, Montana 480725N, 1141239W Approved
Burned-over Ground Creek Squaw Creek Lake County, Montana 474815N, 1135015W Withdrawn
Gold Creek Ward Creek Ravalli County, Montana 461057N, 1141024W Approved
Hirschy Mountain Squaw Mountain Beaverhead County, Montana 452225N, 1134221W Approved
Maverick Reservoir Squaw Reservoir Carter County, Montana 453752N, 1041512W Approved
Rainwater Mountain Flathead County, Montana 482804N, 1135603W Denied
Skl-ow-kin Creek Squaw Creek Beaverhead County, Montana 445433N, 1123324W Approved
Confluentus, Lake Flathead County, Montana 482516N, 1133026W Denied
Engagement Lake No Name Lake Glacier County, Montana 482846N, 1132648W Denied
Alex Lowe Peak Gallatin County, Montana 452538N, 1110052W Approved
Browns Slough Flathead County, Montana 480725N, 1141239W Withdrawn
Magone Mountain Mineral County, Montana 470631N, 1145110W Approved
Reeds Slough Flathead County, Montana 480735N, 1141200W Approved
Lott Creek Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 450033N, 1135743W Approved
Moltich Spring Squaw Creek Spring Madison County, Montana 450030N, 1135613W Approved
Disappointment Pass Lemhi Pass Lemhi County, Idaho and Beaverhead County, Montana 445827N, 1132639W Denied
Pine Island Cascade County, Montana 471052N, 1114830W Approved
Bobcat Saddle Ravalli County, Montana 460244N, 1140332W Approved
Ch-paa-qn Peak Squaw Peak Missoula County and Sanders County, Montana 470928N, 1142118W Approved
Cube Iron Pass Squaw Pass Sanders County, Montana 474101N, 1151702W Approved
Denbys Peak Prairie County, Montana 465258N, 1050417W Approved
Hagerty Creek Squaw Creek Glacier County, Montana 485656N, 1130445W Approved
Meyers Creek Pass Squaw Pass Sweet Grass County, Montana 452901N, 1095911W Approved
Pine Island Rapids Halfbreed Rapids Cascade County, Montana 471055N, 1114821W Approved
Sacajawea Mountain Squaw Mountain Beaverhead County, Montana 452225N, 1134221W Denied
Sohon Pass Saint Regis Pass Shoshone County, Idaho and Mineral County, Montana 472659N, 1154315W Unknown
Travois Gulch Squaw Gulch Sweet Grass County, Montana 453043N, 1095601W Approved
Buffalo Reservoir Squaw Reservoir Carter County, Montana 453752N, 1041512W Denied
Deer Point Squaw Nipple Yellowstone County, Montana 455859N, 1081810W Approved
Dragonfly Creek Squaw Creek Sanders County, Montana 471911N, 1145157W Approved
Girl Creek Squaw Creek Yellowstone County, Montana 455227N, 1081744W Approved
Indian Woman Creek Squaw Creek Madison County, Montana 450033N, 1135743W Denied
Indian Woman Lake Squaw Lake Beaverhead County, Montana 454527N, 1131317W Withdrawn
Indian Woman Spring Squaw Creek Spring Madison County, Montana 450028N, 1135605W Denied
Morning Star Peak Squaw Peak Sweet Grass County, Montana 453059N, 1100231W Approved
Star Peak Squaw Peak Sanders County, Montana 480536N, 1155536W Approved
Storm Castle Creek Squaw Creek Gallatin County, Montana 454527N, 1131317W Approved
Twin Peaks Squaw Buttes Big Horn County, Montana 452747N, 1075839W Approved
Eagle Rock Squaw Rock Granite County, Montana 462126N, 1133638W Denied
Goat Mountain Madison County, Montana 445429N, 1112605W Denied
Leckrone Creek Squaw Creek Lincoln County, Montana 480842N, 1151929W Approved
Spirit Woman Butte Squaw Butte Blaine County, Montana 480105N, 1085057W Approved
Wright Rock Squaw Rock Granite County, Montana 462126N, 1133638W Approved
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