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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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McIntosh County, North Dakota

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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.

Demographics:

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McIntosh County History

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.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Logan County (north)
  • LaMoure County (northeast)
  • Dickey County (east)
  • McPherson County, South Dakota (south)
  • Campbell County, South Dakota (southwest)
  • Emmons County (west)

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