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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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Walsh County, North Dakota

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Walsh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 11,119. Its county seat is Grafton.

Walsh County was created by the 1881 territorial legislature and organized on August 30, 1881 from the northern parts of Grand Forks County and southern parts of Pembina County. It is named in honor of George H. Walsh (1845-1913), a newspaperman and politician in Grand Forks. Grafton became the county seat in 1881

Etymology - Origin of Walsh County Name

Named for George H. Walsh of Grand Forks (1868-1913), a newspaper, political and one of Grand Forks' earliest residents.

Demographics:

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Walsh County History

Created by the 1881 territorial legislature and named for George H. Walsh of Grand Forks (1868-1913), a newspaper, political and one of Grand Forks' earliest residents. Government organized: August 30, 1881. County Seat: Grafton, 1881-present.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,294 square miles (3,350 km2), of which 1,282 square miles (3,320 km2) is land and 12 square miles (31 km2) (0.9%) is water

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Pembina County (north)
  • Kittson County, Minnesota (east)
  • Marshall County, Minnesota (east)
  • Grand Forks County (south)
  • Nelson County (southwest)
  • Ramsey County (west)
  • Cavalier County (northwest)

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