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Molt, Montana
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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 Yellowstone
Elevation
3,966 ft (1,209 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 597
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
59057
Area code(s) 406
GNIS feature ID 777090

Molt is an unincorporated rural village located in Stilwater County, Montana, United States, which has a post office ZIP code (59057) and several granaries. A hardware store still stands, which stood as the Prairie Winds cafe for many years; today the building remains unoccupied.

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

History

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 Northern Pacific Railway 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).

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