This town proved true to its name "Molave", which refers to the hard, strong and resilient trees abounding in the place during the 1950s. It was created through the efforts of Congressman Alano, as a daughter municipality of Aurora by Republic Act No. 296 on June 16, 1948. Molave is located in the eastern part of the province of Zamboanga del Sur. It has a total land area of 21,685 hectares.