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North Dakota Counties

There are fifty-three counties in the state of North Dakota. Pembina County was created by the 1866-1867 Dakota territorial legislature, and was organized on August 12, 1867. The city of Pembina, the oldest European-American settlement in the state, was the county seat from 1867 to 1911. The seat was relocated to Cavalier.

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Burleigh County, North Dakota

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Burleigh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 81,308, making it the second-most populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat is Bismarck, the state capital. The county was created on January 4, 1873 and later organized on July 16.

Burleigh County is included in the Bismarck, ND Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly called "Bismarck-Mandan".

Etymology - Origin of Burleigh County Name

Named for Walter Atwood Burleigh (1820-1896), a physician attorney and railroad contractor who served as an Indian agent, delegate to Congress from the Dakota Territory, 1865-1869, and legislator.

Demographics:

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Burleigh County History

Created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Walter Atwood Burleigh (1820-1896), a physician attorney and railroad contractor who served as an Indian agent, delegate to Congress from the Dakota Territory, 1865-1869, and legislator. Government organized: July 16, 1873. County Seat: Bismarck, 1873-present.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,668 square miles (4,320 km2), of which 1,633 square miles (4,230 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) (2.1%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Sheridan County (north)
  • Kidder County (east)
  • Emmons County (south)
  • Morton County (southwest)
  • Oliver County (west)
  • McLean County (northwest)

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