Welcome to Four Buttes, Montana

  • Daniels County Museum & Pioneer Town

    Photo courtesy: Daniels County Museum

The little town of Four Buttes, located in central Daniels County, received its name from the four unusual buttes that tower above the prairie west of town. These buttes were known as "Whiskey Buttes" in the early days because of being a meeting place between Indians and those who would trade whiskey to them.

The town sprang up in 1926, a few months after the Great Northern Railroad was extended west from Scobey. In August of that year the newly constructed Farmers Elevator, with a capacity of 35,000 bushels, began receiving grain. This elevator burned in September of 1944, but another, built by a line company, was purchased by the farmers in the early '40s and is still in use.

Great Grains Milling Company, located three miles southeast of town began grinding organic stone-ground flour in 1980. The flour is distributed over a large area of Montana and surrounding states.

Just east of Four Buttes visitors can find the Daniels County Museum & Pioneer Town. It sits on 20 acres just west of Scobey, Montana and boasts 35 buildings that have been developed or restored to depict turn-of-the-century businesses and homes as well as a collection of antique cars, tractors and machinery.