Pony

Name:

Pony

County:

Madison

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

45°39’31N 111°53’40WC

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Pony is an unincorporated community in northeastern Madison County, Montana, United States on the eastern edge of the Tobacco Root Mountains. It includes the 192-acre (78 ha) Pony Historic District, a historic district with 95 contributing buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Remains:

The town gained its name from the nickname of one of its early miners, Tecumseth Smith, a small man nicknamed “Pony” because of his diminutive size.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Settled in the 1860s, in the late nineteenth century, Pony was a prosperous gold-mining community with at least 5,000 residents. Mining operations declined in the early 20th century and all were closed by 1922. A number of historic buildings from Pony’s boom era remain in the old town today.

Remarks:

Former Montana Lieutenant Gov. Karl Ohs owned a ranch in Pony.