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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.

Sheridan County, North Dakota

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Sheridan County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 1,321, making it the third-least populous county in North Dakota. Its county seat is McClusky. The county was formed by the 1872-1873 territorial legislature but was attached to McLean County for judicial purposes until the 1908 general election, when voters decided to split Sheridan from McLean County entirely. The name comes from Civil War General Philip Henry Sheridan. The county government was first organized on December 24, 1908

Etymology - Origin of Sheridan County Name

Named for Civil War General Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888).


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Sheridan County History

Created by popular vote at the general election of November 1908 from the eastern portion of McLean County and named for Civil War General Philip Henry Sheridan (1831-1888). Government organized: December 24, 1908. County Seat: McClusky, 1908-present.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,006 square miles (2,610 km2), of which 972 square miles (2,520 km2) is land and 33 square miles (85 km2) (3.3%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • McHenry County (north)
  • Pierce County (northeast)
  • Wells County (east)
  • Kidder County (southeast)
  • Burleigh County (south)
  • McLean County (west)


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