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McHenry County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 5,395. Its county seat is
The Territorial legislature formed McHenry County in 1873 from part of Bottineau County. The name comes from James McHenry, an early settler of Vermillion, South Dakota. The county government was first organized on October 15, 1884. Before becoming Towner in 1886, the county seat was Villard from 1884 to 1885 and Scriptown from 1885 to 1886. Both former seats are now ghost towns.
McHenry County is part of the Minot, ND Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Named for James McHenry, an early settler of Vermillion, South Dakota.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for James McHenry, an early settler of Vermillion, South Dakota. Government organized: October 15, 1884. County Seat: Villard, 1884-1885; Scriptown, 1885-1886; Towner 1886-present.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,912 square miles (4,950 km2), of which 1,874 square miles (4,850 km2) is land and 38 square miles (98 km2) (2.0%) is water
Bordering counties are as follows: