Broadwater County, Montana

county in south central Montana, United States

Broadwater County is a county in the U.S. state of Montana. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 5,612 people.[1] Its county seat is Townsend.[2] The county was named for Charles Arthur Broadwater, a noted Montana railroad, real estate, and banking magnate.[3]

Broadwater County
The Broadwater County Courthouse in Townsend
The Broadwater County Courthouse in Townsend
Map of Montana highlighting Broadwater County
Location within the U.S. state of Montana
Map of the United States highlighting Montana
Montana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°20′N 111°30′W / 46.33°N 111.5°W / 46.33; -111.5
Country United States
State Montana
Named forCharles Arthur Broadwater
Largest cityTownsend
 • Total1,239 sq mi (3,210 km2)
 • Land1,193 sq mi (3,090 km2)
 • Water46 sq mi (120 km2)  3.7%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density4.8/sq mi (1.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Merrill, Andrea; Judy Jacobson (1997). Montana almanac. Helena MT: Falcon Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 1-56044-493-2.