Hammond is a cluster of cabins and a general store (from Cheney’s Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company) in the southeast corner of the state. It is located near the Montana-Wyoming border between Boyes and Alzada in Carter County. The area around Hammond is mostly ranchland.Hammond is 61 miles from the county seat, Ekalaka. The Ekalaka area is home to Medicine Rocks State Park, Capitol Rock, and the Carter County Museum. Carter County Museum is the first county museum founded in the state of Montana. Located within the town of Ekalaka, this little known museum houses some of the finest paleontological discoveries in the United States as well as numerous artifacts depicting the lives of Native Americans and the early settlers of Carter County.