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.
Get Your Degree!
Find schools and get information on the program that’s right for you.
McIntosh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 2,809. McIntosh County was
created by the 1883 territorial legislature after the southern half of Logan County was divided. The name refers to Edward H. McIntosh, a
member of the legislature at the time. Its county seat is Ashley. The county seat was originally Hoskins, but changed in 1888 after everything
in Hoskins but the school was moved three miles east to the new Soo Line Railroad townsite of Ashley.
Etymology - Origin of McIntosh County Name
Named for Edward H. McIntosh (1822-1901) of Plankinton, SD; a
member of the territorial Council during that session.
Created by the 1883 territorial
legislature from the southern half of Logan County. Named for Edward H. McIntosh
(1822-1901) of Plankinton, SD; a member of the territorial Council during that
session. County Seat: Hoskins, 1884-1888; Ashley, 1888-present.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 995 square miles (2,580 km2), of which 975 square miles (2,530 km2) is
land and 20 square miles (52 km2) (2.0%) is water.