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Burke County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 1,968. Its county seat is Bowbells. The county was created in 1910. It is south from the Canadian border of Saskatchewan.
Created by the proclamation of Gov. John Burke, for whom it is named, on July 12, 1910, after a contested election and extensive litigation resulted in its separation from Ward County.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Created by the proclamation of Gov. John Burke, for whom it is named, on July 12, 1910, after a contested election and extensive litigation resulted in its separation from Ward County (which covered present-day Burke, Mountrail, Renville, and Ward counties). Burke (1859-1937) was a politically successful Democrat in an essential Republican state who served three terms as Governor, 1907-1913, was Treasurer of the United States in the Woodrow Wilson administration and ended his career as justice of the state supreme court, 1924-37. Government organized: July 15, 1910. County Seat: Bowbells, 1910-present.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,129 square miles (2,920 km2), of which 1,104 square miles (2,860 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) (2.2%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: