Loring was a station on the Great Northern spur line that ran from Saco to Hogeland. (from Cheney’s Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company) Loring is a tiny picturesque community sixteen miles from the Port of Morgan and the Canadian border crossing.
Like many small eastern Montana towns, it was once a larger community. At one time the community had a hotel, store, cafe, drugstore and lumberyard. Before the coming of the Great Northern Railroad branch line to the area, Loring was called Lorraine and was located about ten miles to the northwest of the present site. The railroad position necessitated the move.