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Plevna, Montana
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Location of Plevna, Montana
Location of Plevna, Montana
Country United States
State Montana
County Fallon
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
2,808 ft (856 m)
 • Total 179
 • Density 303.39/sq mi (116.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-58450
GNIS feature ID 0775297

Plevna is a town in Fallon County, Montana, United States. The population was 179 at the 2020 census.

Plevna was founded in 1909 along the Milwaukee Road transcontinental rail line known as the Pacific Extension. Bulgarian railroad workers named the town after the city of Pleven in Bulgaria.


Plevna is located at 46°24′59″N 104°31′4″W / 46.41639°N 104.51778°W / 46.41639; -104.51778 (46.416323, -104.517842).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Plevna has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 241
1930 258 7.1%
1940 291 12.8%
1950 247 −15.1%
1960 263 6.5%
1970 189 −28.1%
1980 191 1.1%
1990 140 −26.7%
2000 138 −1.4%
2010 162 17.4%
2020 179 10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 162 people, 65 households, and 41 families residing in the town. The population density was 274.6 inhabitants per square mile (106.0/km2). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 130.5 per square mile (50.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.7% White, 0.6% African American, 1.9% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 65 households, of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the town was 37.3 years. 30.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.9% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 18.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.


Plevna School District educates students from kindergarten through 12th grade. They are known as the Cougars. Plevna High School is a Class C school (less than 108 students) which helps determine athletic competitions.

Notable people

  • Vedie Himsl, baseball coach and scout, was born here. Himsl coached for the Chicago Cubs from 1960-1964.
  • Paul Daniels, singer and songwriter, was born and raised in Plevna. He is the founder and continued member of Rox Diamond.
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