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Capitol is a ghost town in Carter County, Montana, United States.


Capitol is located at 45°26′10″N 104°03′54″W / 45.43611°N 104.065°W / 45.43611; -104.065Coordinates: 45°26′10″N 104°03′54″W / 45.43611°N 104.065°W / 45.43611; -104.065. Its elevation is 3,168 ft (966 m).

Capitol was named after Capitol Rock, a prominent landmark in the nearby Long Pine Hills. Capitol is located on the Little Missouri River and close to the South Dakota border.


Capitol is a ghost town with two remaining buildings.

Post Office

Capitol had a post office from 1891–1982. Residents who have a Capitol address receive their mail from the neighboring post office of Camp Crook, South Dakota.


A church named 'Little Missouri Lutheran Church' is located near Capitol. The congregation celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2014. The church was established 5 months before Montana became a state.

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Little Missouri Lutheran Church in Montana
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