Powderville is in the southeast corner of Powder River County on the Powder River. It was once a stopping station for stagecoaches between Deadwood, South Dakota and Miles City. There was a large stable, a dance hall, and a hotel; the town’s largest building housed the bar downstairs and the hotel upstairs. The route the wagons took in fording the river here is still visible today.
A point of interest maintained by the Powder River County Historical Society is Boot Hill Cemetery, west of the present Powderville Post Office, which was established in 1872. This small cemetery sits on a quiet hillside in the northeast corner of Powder River County at Powderville.
The Powder River Historical Museum in nearby Broadus contains many valuable historical collections, including photos and books, Indian artifacts, old guns and ammunition, pre-1900 buggies, vintage autos, rebuilt engines, threshing machines, tractors and farm implements.