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Broadwater County, Montana

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Broadwater County, Montana.

The county was named for Charles Arthur Broadwater, a noted Montana railroad, real estate, and banking magnate.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled through what is now Broadwater County as they traced the Missouri River. Gold was discovered in the Big Belt Mountains in 1864 which brought several mining towns. In 1881 the Northern Pacific Railway included a stop in what is now Townsend.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Communities

  • Canton
  • Copper City
  • Diamond City
  • Eustis
  • Holker
  • Lombard
  • Radersburg
  • Spokane Creek
  • The Silos
  • Toston
  • Townsend (County Seat)
  • Wheatland
  • Winston



Helena National Forest (part)

USS Broadwater (APA-139)

Eagle Creek Ranger Station

St. Joseph's Catholic Mission Church

State Bank of Townsend

Toston Bridge