Trails to the Past

North Dakota

Burke County

 

 

 

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Burke County was partitioned in 1910 from what was once known as 'Imperial Ward' County (which covered present-day Burke, Mountrail, Renville, and Ward counties). It is named after John Burke (1859-1937), a politician who served as governor of North Dakota and Treasurer of the United States. The county government was first organized on July 15, 1910; the county seat has always been Bowbells
The Cities of Burke County are Bowbells, Columbus, Flaxton, Lignite, Portal, and Powers Lake.  Unincorporated communities are those of Larson and Northgate.

Townships of Burke County

 

Battleview
Bowbells
Carter
Clayton
Cleary
Colville
Dale
Dimond
Fay
Foothills
Forthun
Garness
Harmonious
Kandiyohi
Keller
Lakeview
Leaf Mountain
Lucy
Minnesota
North Star
Portal
Richland
Roseland
Short Creek
Soo
Thorson
Vale
Vanville
Ward

 

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Adjacent Counties and rural municipalities

Estevan No. 5, Saskatchewan (north)
Coalfields No. 4, Saskatchewan (north)
Village of North Portal, Saskatchewan (north)
Enniskillen No. 3, Saskatchewan (north)
Renville County (east)
Ward County (southeast)
Mountrail County (south)
Williams County (southwest)
Divide County (west)

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