Wolf Point was named after a tavern built there in 1823. The tavern was named after either a Potawatomi chief's nephew, Mo-a-way, or Elijah Wentworth's alleged killing of a wolf in the tavern in 1830.

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Wolves were very common in the area at the time.

The area was originally called "The Forks".

(The image of Robinson is from earlychicago.com)