About Us

Richey Historical Marker

Richey Historical Marker

Welcome to the Town of Richey! We are defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. We take pride in maintaining a wholesome lifestyle, rich in cultural history, along with a deep commitment to the preservation of our environment and a progressive approach to local business.

About Richey, MT


Richey is located in northeast Montana in Dawson County. Richey makes a triangle between Glendive, our county seat, and Sidney, approximately 45 miles between the two towns. Two historic landmarks, the Yellowstone River to the south and the Missouri River to the north, sit on either side of the area. Richey is a small rural community of approximately 200 residents who make their living primarily from wheat farming and cattle ranching. In the outlying areas of Richey, you will see many oil-pumping units. The area is a mix of farm land and native range land.

What you can find in Richey

Businesses in Richey include Big Sky Hardware and Groceries / Lumberyard, Stockman Bank, Shorty's Bar & Grill, Farmers Kitchen, Dip-N-Twist Ice Cream (seasonally), Cenex-Harvest States, and Maverick Auto. There is also a Senior Citizen and Community Center, a Post Office, several churches, the Richey Historical Museum, and the Richey Library. Richey Public Schools is the hub of the community. Home games, F.F.A. events, concerts, and other events are given great support by the community. The school facilities are used for nearly all community activities outside of the school system as well.

Other communities around Richey

Sidney, MT is 45 miles to the northeast of Richey, and Circle, MT is 30 miles west of Richey along MT Highway 200. Glendive is 45 miles southeast next to I-94. If you are looking for larger cities, it's about 80 miles to Williston, ND; 146 miles to Dickinson, ND; 122 miles to Miles City, MT; and 292 miles to Billings, the largest city in Montana.

Enjoying Richey

Richey is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with some of the finest fisheries, upland birds, and big-game hunting in Montana. It's also a great place for off-road biking and for hiking the valleys and buttes. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular year-round. Winter offers more activities with ice fishing, snowmobiling, sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

How Richey Got Its Name

How Richey got its name