Dream Of Small Town Living? Here’s Montana’s Least Crowded County
If you have always dreamed of living in a small town where everyone knows everyone or when a cow gets out you know exactly who it belongs to, then this Montana county is perfect for you.
I grew up in a small town of around 1800 people, where the one school we attended was kindergarten through 12th grade, all in one building and had a total of a little over 500 kids. It was nice, really. Everyone got along for the most part, the community was united, there wasn't a lot of politics, and if you did something you were not supposed to, everyone knew who's kid you were.
I miss those days and sometimes wish that I was still in a small little country town with no traffic and you got groceries on Sunday for the whole week. This small county in Montana could definitely give you that feeling of nostalgia.
Petroleum County, right here in Montana has less more than 500 people residing there.
Petroleum County's lack of population actually makes it the 8th least populated county in the United States. So you are definitely going to have to "run to town" to get groceries and other necessities.
If you are looking to make the smallest county in Montana your new home, you are pretty limited.
You may be better off purchasing some land and building a home, just keep in mind, it's a small community, so they will most likely want it to stay that way, and I don't blame them.
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