Townsend Montana Real Estate
Townsend Montana is located in southwestern area of Montana, 32 miles southeast of Helena, the Montana State Capital. Townsend is situated in the Missouri River valley between the Big Belt and Elkhorn Mountains, where the Missouri River opens into Canyon Ferry Lake along the Lewis and Clark Trail.
Lewis and Clark passed through Townsend on the voyage of discovery in 1805, although the first white settlers, homesteaders and Civil War veterans in search of gold, did not arrive until the late 1860's. In 1883, a railstop was established as businesses became established supporting gold mining in the region. Townsend was named by railroad officials, in honor of the wife of Charles Barstow Wright, president of the Northern Pacific (1875-1879). During this time a $10,000 hotel was built. Land lots sold for $5 a piece.
Today, Townsend is filled with recreational opportunities, abundant with trees, parks and lakes. The Missouri River surrounds the town and the Big Belt Mountains shelter and protect this town. Townsend is in great hunting country. This part of Montana is also known as Gold West Country. Gold West Country is the southwestern part of Montana blessed with large agricultural valleys ringed by snow-capped mountains, some of Montana's finest trout fishing and a mother-lode of history. It is also conveniently located between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, making this a great place to live and raise a family.
Here you will find that people are a diverse mix of hard-working ranchers, trout bums, miners, artists, historians, outdoor enthusiasts, small business owners and a lot more.
Townsend Montana is full of wonder and packed with everything that comes to mind when folks dream of Montana: unspoiled wilderness, spectacular views, big ranches, trout-filled rivers and a slow-paced, genuine Montana way of life.
National Parks Realty serves primarily the northwest corner of Montana, however if you are interested in learning more about Townsend Montana, please view our main site at National Parks Realty or contact one of our agents for further information and assistance at 1.866.599.8160.