Swords of the Coast
Phandalin was a human village located northeast of Leilon, where the road that ran from the High Road to Triboar Trail faded into a trail. It was raided by orcs in 3,100 DR and subsequently abandoned.
Sometime in the 3,300s DR, settlers from Neverwinter and Waterdeep had resetted the ruins of Phandalin. Phandalin became a frontier settlement of farmers and prospectors looking for wealth in the Sword Mountains.
Phandalin had no functioning government, however, the townsfolk annually elected a townsmaster. The townsmaster would serve as a judge and mediator, and also keeps the records that need to be kept.