Welcome to Plevna, Montana

Small towns on the prairie have long been one of Montana's greatest crops. Plevna is a perfect example to visit. It has one cafe/bar, one coffee and sandwich shop, a post office, and a shaded park with tables and playground equipment. An active senior citizen's center welcomes guests and the Fire Hall is the location of an annual October sausage supper, which welcomes people from miles around.

Dead Man's Butte, five miles north of Plevna, marks the spot where a stage line driver known as Fritz lost his life. The stage line connected Fort Lincoln, near Bismarck, North Dakota, with Fort Keogh near Miles City.

Plevna was named after Plevna, Bulgaria, the scene of a great battle between Russians and Turks. There were a great many Bulgarians working on the Milwaukee Railroad, so officials approved the workers choice for a name, although they had planned to call the station Edina. Many of the families who settled on small farms around Plevna retained their Old World customs. Russian feast days were kept and for a long time the women wore traditional black shawls on their heads. German immigrants settled here too. (from Cheneys Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company)