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The small town of Broadus is the county seat of Powder River County, Montana. The town was named for the Broaddus family, who were early settlers in the area. When the town was platted, its streets were designed to be wide enough for a horse-drawn carriage to turn around, and the original streets are still wide. The Battle of Dry Ford, part of the Powder River Expedition, was fought on September 8, 1865, five miles northeast of the future town site, in which the U.S. Army fought against Northern Cheyenne and Lakota Sioux warriors. On March 17, 1876, the Battle of Powder River took place just over thirty miles southwest of the current town site. The Broadus post office was established in 1900, and the Broadus Independent began publishing in 1918, continuing today as the Powder River Examiner. Broadus was named the county seat of the newly organized Powder River County in 1920. The town is located at the intersection of US Highway 212 and Montana Highway 59, southeast of Olive, northwest of Hammond, and north of Biddle. Custer National Forest is west of Broadus.



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