Neither a city nor a town, Whitewater, Montana, is an unincorporated community located near the northeast border of Montana. Whitewater is located in Phillips County and has a population of fewer than 100 people. Though the community of Whitewater covers only about 1 square mile, the greater Phillips County area covers more than 5,000 square miles and has a population of about 4,200 residents. Phillips County was part of nearby Blaine County until 1915 but was then re-designated and named after state Sen. Benjamin D. Phillips. The Missouri River forms the southern border of the county, and it is located right across the Canadian border from Saskatchewan.
There is plenty to do in the Whitewater and greater Phillips County area – within the county you will find nearly half a dozen national protected areas, including the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge and the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. Phillips County is also home to five locations listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Fred Robinson Bridge, the Saco Mercantile, and the Sleeping Buffalo Rock.