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Maudlow, Montana
Unincorporated community
Maudlow, 2015
Maudlow, 2015
Elevation 4,409 ft (1,344 m)

Maudlow is a small unincorporated community in northern Gallatin County, Montana, United States. The town was a station stop on the transcontinental main line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad ("the Milwaukee Road"), and was a community center for a small number of area ranchers and homesteaders. Maudlow was named after a family member of Montana Railroad President, R. A. Harlow, Maud Harlow. The first postmaster of the town, George Dodge, shortened the name to Maudlow.

The town is in a narrow valley alongside Sixteen Mile Creek, and near the midpoint of Sixteen Mile Canyon. The canyon, also historically known as "Montana Canyon," was considered a scenic highlight of the Milwaukee Road line.

The population of Maudlow was never large, and by the late 20th century only a handful of residents remained in the area. The railroad through Maudlow was abandoned in 1980, and Maudlow is now nearly a ghost town. It is part of the Bozeman, MT Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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