With a total area of about 6 sq. kms. Cardwell is located at a height of about 4290 ft. from the ground level. The city is a part of the Jeffeson County. It is also a part of the Micropolitan Statistical Area of Helena. Services are an important part of the local economy. Stores and shops are also a major part of the local economic activity of the region. C. Huntley is one of the prominent residents of the town.