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Welcome to Townsend ...

The city of Townsend is located in Broadwater County<1> (at the time of its founding, Townsend was located in Meagher County) and is the County Seat for Broadwater County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Townsend has a population of 2,138 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Townsend.

Townsend is 3,840 feet [1,170 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Townsend is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Townsend lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Townsend is located in the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Townsend: 59644<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Townsend had an population of 2,138 people. This is an increase of 13.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Townsend had a population of 1,878 people (which is 33.46% of the total population of Broadwater County). This makes Townsend the county's most populous community.

The population of Townsend represents 0.19% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,878 people, the population of Townsend has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,867 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Townsend.

Communities Also Named Townsend ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Townsend - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado (2), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New York, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Townsend.

Communities near Townsend ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Townsend.

  • Crow Creek City [Broadwater County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Creek City
    • Crow Creek City [Broadwater County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Townsend
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Creek City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Radersburg [Broadwater County]
  • Toston [Broadwater County]
  • Winston [Broadwater County]
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    • Diamond City [Broadwater County]
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      • Diamond City [Broadwater County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Townsend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond City
    • Elkhorn [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Jefferson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Townsend
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Whites City [Broadwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whites City
      • Whites City [Broadwater County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the north of Townsend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whites City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whites City
    • Copper City [Broadwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper City
      • Copper City [Broadwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the south of Townsend
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper City
    • Francis [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Francis [Gallatin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Townsend
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
    • Cavetown [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavetown
      • Cavetown [Lewis and Clark County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the north of Townsend
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavetown

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Townsend. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Townsend.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Townsend. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Townsend.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Townsend. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Townsend.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Townsend ...

Looking for more information about Townsend? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Townsend, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Townsend.

Adding Townsend to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Townsend in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Townsend was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Townsend on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Townsend. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Broadwater, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Townsend.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Townsend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Townsend). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Townsend or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Townsend) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Townsend. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TownsendOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Townsend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3209, Longitude: -111.5161    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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