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 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 NameOld NameCountyLocation 
Liebig Creek  Flathead County, Montana 48°14’41”N, 114°46’35”W, Pending
Clarks Crossing  Yellowstone County, Montana 45°33’01”N, 108°20’52”W Approved
Kills At Night Creek Squaw CreekBlaine County and Phillips County, Montana 47°51’17”N, 108°57’11”W Pending
Benson Creek  Beaverhead County, Montana 45°14’59”N, 112°35’12”W Denied
Ferris Peak  Madison County, Montana 45°33’32”N, 112°03’57”W Approved
George Shaw Spring  Lincoln County, Montana 48°04’27”N, 115°32’28”W Approved
Nursery Creek  Jefferson County, Montana 46°18’18”N, 112°01’52”W, Pending
Bad Medicine Spires  Lincoln County, Montana 48°13’46”N, 115°52’18”W Approved
Sim-heh Creek  Missoula County, Montana 47°04’47”N, 114°04’59”W Approved
Castle Cliffs  Lincoln County, Montana 48°13’46”N, 115°52’18”W Withdrawn
Grizzly Creek  Missoula County, Montana 47°04’47”N, 114°04’59”W Denied
Rittel Mountain  Lewis and Clark County, Montana 47°03’36”N, 112°19’32”W Approved
Cheatgrass Hill  Ravalli County, Montana 46°29'09''N, 114°03'54''W Denied
Yenne Peak  Glacier County, Montana 48°49’19”N, 113°45’10”W Denied
Little Wolf Creek Squaw CreekPowder River County, Montana 5°43’41”N, 105°41’19”W Denied
Wally McClure Creek  Gallatin County, Montana 44°48’15”N, 111°17’39”W Approved
Wilsall Peak  Park County, Montana 46°01’37”N, 110°20’46”W Approved
Bollys Ridge  Powell County, Montana 47°13’19”N, 113°21’34”W Denied
Invitation Island  Flathead County, Montana 48°04’14”N, 114°13’00”W Approved
Two Moons Creek Squaw CreekPowder River County, Montana 45º43’41”N, 105º41’19”W Approved
Brindle Calf Woman Butte Squaw ButteHill County, Montana 48°24’37”N, 109°33’30”W Approved
Dry Fork Nancy Russell Creek Dry Fork Squaw CreekGarfield County, Montana 47°23’19”N, 107°35’01”W Approved
Hot Dance Creek Squaw CreekCarbon County, Montana 45°28’40”N, 108°59’57”W Approved
Iron Teeth Woman Creek Short Squaw CreekCuster County, Montana 46°16’55”N, 105°36’23”W Approved
Little Nancy Russell Creek Little Squaw CreekGarfield County, Montana 47°27’58”N, 107°48’45”W Approved
Nancy Russell Creek Squaw CreekGarfield County, Montana 47°27’58”N, 107°48’45”W Approved
North Woman Creek Squaw CreekCuster County, Montana 46°16’55”N, 105°46’04”W Approved
Shedhorn Creek  Jefferson County, Montana 46°06’54”N, 112°08’54”W Approved
Charlie Swamps  Powell County, Montana 47°11’50”N, 113°24’56”W Denied
Duckhead Buttes Squaw ButtesGlacier County, Montana 48°32’03”N, 112°30’29”W Approved
Pikuni Flat Squaw FlatGlacier County, Montana 48°54’46”N, 113°08’13”W Approved
Mooney Mountain  Beaverhead County, Montana 45º05’28”N, 112º45’25”W Approved
Aspen Hill Squaw TeatMeagher County, Montana 46°53’56”N, 111°31’43”W Denied
Benson Peak  Beaverhead County, Montana 45°07’12”N, 112°27’54”W Approved
Big Sagebrush Coulee Squaw CouleeJudith Basin County and Fergus County, Montana 47°12’08”N, 109°52’17”W Approved
Cameron Creek Squaw CreekMeagher County, Montana 46°49’36”N, 110°58’18” Approved
Cutthroat Creek Squaw CreekGranite County, Montana 46°05’15”N, 113°30’22”W Approved
Indian Graves Butte Squaws Grave ButteFergus County, Montana 47°16’14”N, 109°37’50”W Approved
Chewh-toowh-too-peh Hill Squaw HillBroadwater County, Montana 46°03’59”N, 111°33’57”W Approved
Choo-heh-meen Hills Squaw TeatsSweet Grass County, Montana 45°49’29”N, 109°40’41”W Approved
Il-mo-to Creek Squaw CreekMeagher County, Montana 46°49’36”N, 110°58’18” Denied
In-matl-qe Butte Squaws Grave ButteFergus County, Montana 47°16’14”N, 109°37’50”W Denied
In-moolsh Creek Squaw CreekChouteau County, Montana 47°27’15”N, 110°26’42”W Approved
In-pa-ah Creek Squaw CreekLake County, Montana 47°48’15”N, 113°47’47”W Approved
In-poo-poo-neh Coulee Squaw CouleeJudith Basin County and Fergus County, Montana 47°12’08”N, 109°52’17”W Denied
In-thlam-keh Lake Squaw LakeFlathead County, Montana 48°07’48”N, 113°54’33”W Approved
Middle Fork Sheh-shoo-tum Creek Middle Fork Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 44°55’19”N, 111°33’49”W Denied
Mil-mil-teh Hill Squaw TeatMeagher County, Montana 46°53’56”N, 111°31’43”W Approved
Moolsh Hill Squaws TitPark County, Montana 45°54’13”N, 110°33’39”W Approved
North Fork Sheh-shoo-tum Creek North Fork Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 44°56’49”N, 111°31’38”W Denied
Pees-thul Creek Squaw CreekGranite County, Montana 46°05’15”N, 113°30’22”W Denied
Sheh-shoo-tum Creek Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 44°54’47”N, 111°36’16”W Denied
Sih-mem Creek Squaw CreekCascade County, Montana 46°58’26”N, 110°42’04”W Approved
Sin-pul-stu-weh Gulch Squaw GulchPowell County, Montana 46°30’40”N, 112°57’54” Approved
Sin-tin-tin-em-ska Creek Squaw CreekMissoula County, Montana 46°44’07”N, 114°03’48”W Approved
Skwoom-tsin Creek Squaw CreekBeaverhead County, Montana 45°48’30”N, 113°19’47”W Denied
Skwoom-tsin Lake Squaw LakeBeaverhead County, Montana 45°45’27N, 113°13’19W Denied
Snoo-weh Pass Squaw PassFremont County, Idaho and Beaverhead County, Monta 44°36’22”N, 111°31’29”W Approved
South Fork Sheh-shoo-tum Creek South Fork Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 44°55’04”N, 111°34’05”W Denied
Sqaylth-kwum Creek Squaw CreekSanders County, Montana 47°39’22”N, 115°23’52” Approved
Too-nah-hin Creek Squaw CreekCascade County, Montana 47°04’21”N, 111°34’30”W Approved
Too-nah-hin Hollow Squaw HollowCascade County, Montana 47°04’21”N, 111°34’30”W Approved
Whe-lha-kleh-tseen Mountain Squaw PeakRavalli County, Montana 46°26’04”N, 113°53’03”W Approved
Dawussuua Ashkaate Squaw CreekBig Horn County, Montana 45°33’12”N, 107°27’00”W Approved
Middle Fork Sun Creek Middle Fork Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 44°55’19”N, 111°33’49”W Approved
North Fork Sun Creek North Fork Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 44°56’49”N, 111°31’38”W Approved
Pomp Peak  Gallatin County, Montana 45°54’18”N, 110°58’36”W Approved
South Fork Dawussuua Ashkaate South Fork Squaw CreekBig Horn County, Montana 45°33’11”N, 107°30’55”W Approved
South Fork Sun Creek South Fork Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 44°55’04”N, 111°34’05”W Approved
Sun Creek Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 44°54’46”N, 111°36’16”W Approved
Lovell Lake Squaw LakeBeaverhead County, Montana 45°45’27”N, 113°13’20”W Approved
Wilderness Lake Grob LakeLincoln County, Montana 48°55’56”N, 115°08’12”W Denied
Cheawalk Creek Squaw CreekSanders County, Montana 47°39’23”N, 115°23’52”W Withdrawn
Christiansen Creek Squaw CreekBeaverhead County, Montana 45°48’31”N, 113°19’49”W Approved
Christiansen Lake Squaw CreekBeaverhead County, Montana 45°45’27”N, 113°13’20”W Withdrawn
Paradise Falls  Lewis and Clark County, Montana 46°45’06”N, 112°27’50”W Approved
Jurds Creek Squaw CreekBeaverhead County, Montana 45°48’31”N, 113°19’49”W Withdrawn
Jurds Lake Squaw LakeBeaverhead County, Montana 45°45’27”N, 113°13’20”W Withdrawn
Middle Fork Gold Creek  Ravalli County, Montana 46°10’03”N, 114°12’08”W Approved
North Fork Gold Creek Gold Creek – in partRavalli County, Montana 46°10’57”N, 114°10’27”W Approved
Pilik Ridge Pillick RidgeSanders County, Montana 48°05’07”N, 115°50’33”W Approved
South Fork Gold Creek Ward CreekRavalli County, Montana 46°10’09”N, 114°11’14”W Withdrawn
Wileys Slough  Flathead County, Montana 48°07’25”N, 114°12’39”W Approved
Burned-over Ground Creek Squaw CreekLake County, Montana 47°48’15”N, 113°50’15”W Withdrawn
Gold Creek Ward CreekRavalli County, Montana 46°10’57”N, 114°10’24”W Approved
Hirschy Mountain Squaw MountainBeaverhead County, Montana 45°22’25”N, 113°42’21”W Approved
Maverick Reservoir Squaw ReservoirCarter County, Montana 45°37’52”N, 104°15’12”W Approved
Rainwater Mountain  Flathead County, Montana 48°28’04”N, 113°56’03”W Denied
Skl-ow-kin Creek Squaw CreekBeaverhead County, Montana 44°54’33”N, 112°33’24”W Approved
Confluentus, Lake  Flathead County, Montana 48°25’16”N, 113°30’26”W Denied
Engagement Lake No Name LakeGlacier County, Montana 48°28’46”N, 113°26’48”W Denied
Alex Lowe Peak  Gallatin County, Montana 45°25’38”N, 111°00’52”W Approved
Browns Slough  Flathead County, Montana 48°07’25”N, 114°12’39”W Withdrawn
Magone Mountain  Mineral County, Montana 47°06’31”N, 114°51’10”W Approved
Reeds Slough  Flathead County, Montana 48°07’35”N, 114°12’00”W Approved
Lott Creek Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 45°00’33”N, 113°57’43”W Approved
Moltich Spring Squaw Creek SpringMadison County, Montana 45°00’30”N, 113°56’13”W Approved
Disappointment Pass Lemhi PassLemhi County, Idaho and Beaverhead County, Montana 44º58’27”N, 113º26’39”W Denied
Pine Island  Cascade County, Montana 47º10’52”N, 111º48’30”W Approved
Bobcat Saddle  Ravalli County, Montana 46°02’44”N, 114°03’32”W Approved
Ch-paa-qn Peak Squaw PeakMissoula County and Sanders County, Montana 47°09’28”N, 114°21’18”W Approved
Cube Iron Pass Squaw PassSanders County, Montana 47°41’01”N, 115°17’02”W Approved
Denbys Peak  Prairie County, Montana 46°52’58”N, 105°04’17”W Approved
Hagerty Creek Squaw CreekGlacier County, Montana 48°56’56”N, 113°04’45”W Approved
Meyers Creek Pass Squaw PassSweet Grass County, Montana 45°29’01”N, 109°59’11”W Approved
Pine Island Rapids Halfbreed RapidsCascade County, Montana 47°10’55”N, 111°48’21”W Approved
Sacajawea Mountain Squaw MountainBeaverhead County, Montana 45°22’25”N, 113°42’21”W Denied
Sohon Pass Saint Regis PassShoshone County, Idaho and Mineral County, Montana 47°26’59”N, 115°43’15”W Pending
Travois Gulch Squaw GulchSweet Grass County, Montana 45°30’43”N, 109°56’01”W Approved
Buffalo Reservoir Squaw ReservoirCarter County, Montana 45°37’52”N, 104°15’12”W Denied
Deer Point Squaw NippleYellowstone County, Montana 45°58’59”N, 108°18’10”W Approved
Dragonfly Creek Squaw CreekSanders County, Montana 47°19’11”N, 114°51’57”W Approved
Girl Creek Squaw CreekYellowstone County, Montana 45°52’27”N, 108°17’44”W Approved
Indian Woman Creek Squaw CreekMadison County, Montana 45°00’33”N, 113°57’43”W Denied
Indian Woman Lake Squaw LakeBeaverhead County, Montana 45°45’27”N, 113°13’17”W Withdrawn
Indian Woman Spring Squaw Creek SpringMadison County, Montana 45°00’28”N, 113°56’05”W Denied
Morning Star Peak Squaw PeakSweet Grass County, Montana 45°30’59”N, 110°02’31”W Approved
Star Peak Squaw PeakSanders County, Montana 48º05’36”N, 115º55’36”W Approved
Storm Castle Creek Squaw CreekGallatin County, Montana 45°45’27”N, 113°13’17”W Approved
Twin Peaks Squaw ButtesBig Horn County, Montana 45°27’47”N, 107°58’39”W Approved
Eagle Rock Squaw RockGranite County, Montana 46º21’26”N, 113º36’38”W Denied
Goat Mountain  Madison County, Montana 44º54’29”N, 111º26’05”W Denied
Leckrone Creek Squaw CreekLincoln County, Montana 48º08’42”N, 115º19’29”W Approved
Spirit Woman Butte Squaw ButteBlaine County, Montana 48º01’05”N, 108º50’57”W Approved
Wright Rock Squaw RockGranite County, Montana 46º21’26”N, 113º36’38”W Approved