Halfway between Hysham and Forsyth on the Northern Pacific Railroad a lone section sign marks the former unincorporated town of Finch. The town was named for F.N Finch, who was a superintendent of a Division of the Northern Pacific. A post office was active from 1914 – 1940.

Section stops like Finch existed every seven to 10 miles and they were home to railroad depots, sidings and section crews. These section stops were control points for the railroad. Some section stops developed into towns with post offices, schools and saloons. Others like Finch eventually disappeared.