Moccasin, Montana 59462
Moccasin was named after a mountain range, but these mountains with low, rounded summits and densely forested with lodge pole did look a little like Indian moccasins.
Moccasin has been plagued by destructive fires—in 1916, 1919, 1922, and 1955. The town never really recovered from the 1919 blaze, the biggest of all, which burned an entire block of buildings.
Moccasin is in the productive wheat-raising area of Judith Basin County and was once a station on the Great Northern. (from Cheney’s Names on the Face of Montana Mountain Press Publishing Company). Moccasin is located in Judith Basin County and began as a homestead community.
In 1908 the Montana State legislature created the Central Montana Agriculture Research Center, three miles east of Moccasin. The purpose of the center was to teach dry land farming techniques to the newly arrived homesteaders. Even after the homesteaders bust, the center went on to develop machinery and new crops, improving the area's wheat yields.
The nearby Ackley Lake State Park, named after an early settler and frontiersman, offers diverse water sports opportunities. Stocked with rainbow trout, the lake is often good angling for 10 to 15 inch fish. The elevation of the park is 4,336 feet and is 160 acres in size.
For historical photos of the area, please visit www.moccasinmontana.com.
Moccasin Post Office
202 1st Ave. West
Moccasin, MT 59462
Hobson Public School
108 6th St. East
Hobson, MT 59452