In this video, Nicole King, owner and broker of 41 Realty Group, went downtown and asked local Billings residents some trivia. Some they got right, some they didn’t. Do you think you can get all of this Billings trivia? Watch the video or keep reading to find out!
Most Montanans Will Know This Billings Trivia – Do You?
Let’s break it down by question and see if you know Billings as much as you think you do.
Questions #1 – What year was Billings founded?
People struggled with this question when Nicole asked local residents, but the answer is 1882.
It was first founded by the Northern Pacific Railroad on a site originally known as Clark’s Fork Bottom.
Question #2 – Where did Billings get its name?
Billings was named after Frederick Billings, the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, and was established as a rail hub in 1882.
Question #3 – How many people live in Billings?
As of 2020, the population of Billings, Montana, is 109,868. It is known as the largest city in Montana and the 282nd largest city in the US. Billings has a population density of 2,463 people per square mile, spanning over 45 miles. Billings is the only city in Montana with a population of more than 100,000.
Question #4 – What street does the West End start on?
Many people in the video guessed that the West End of Billings, Mt starts on 24th street, and anything west of that is considered the “West End.” However, this is still up for debate across town.
What do you think?
Question #5 – What is the area before 19th street or the West End called?
This is another Billings trivia question that is up for debate! Some people called it central, and some people called it midtown. Other people just answered that it was the area around their house! What do you think these areas should be called, and where do they start and end?
Question #6 – Do you know where Rehberg Ranch Is? Is it in the Heights or the West End?
If you watched the video, most people answered this question correctly. Rehberg Ranch is located in the Heights! Rehberg Ranch is one of Billings’ most desirable residential subdivisions.
It’s a newer community named after AJ Rehberg, a man who staked a claim in the early 1900s on a high stretch of rimrock prairie land above Billings that is mostly hidden from the rest of the town.
Question #7 – Who is the current Mayor of Billings?
Only one person answered this one correctly, but Billings’s mayor is a man named Bill Cole. He was born and raised in Bozeman, MT, and graduated from Dartmouth College with a history degree. He then received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in New York City. In 1991, he and his wife Anne Remmer Cole moved to Billings.
His term ends in December of 2021.
Question #8 – What do you love most about Billings?
Some of the residents that Nicole interviewed answered similarly to one another, saying that Billings has always been their home, and the people are the best part of the town. Others said that they love everything that Billings has to offer surrounding the city, like hiking and fishing and the scenery. Another person said that the Billings music scene is what they love the most.
A lot of people love the blend of city and home-town vibes that Billings offers, as well as the ability to get away from the people when you need some open spaces. Another group of people said that the best part about Billings is that there is always something to do. There are always events and activities happening around town for the whole family to enjoy.
Question #9 – What is one thing you would like to see added to our community?
When asked what they would like to see added to the community, the answers differed. One person said they would like to see more community-based events. Several people said they would like to see more diverse fast-food options like Chik-Fil-A and In-N-Out, while another said they would love to see more parks and areas for recreation.
What do you think would benefit the Billings community? We’d love to hear your comments and see what you thought about this Billings trivia and whether answers differed from the video’s locals!