Trails to the Past

North Dakota

McHenry County

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Territorial legislature formed McHenry County in 1873 from part of Bottineau County. The name comes from James McHenry, an early settler of Vermillion, South Dakota. The county government was first organized on October 15, 1884. Before becoming Towner in 1886, the county seat was Villard from 1884 to 1885 and Scriptown from 1885 to 1886.   Both former seats are now ghost towns, and the county seat is now Towner.

The cities are those of Anamoose, Balfour, Bantry, Bergen, Deering, Drake, Granville, Karlsrube, Kief, Towner, Upham, Velva, and Voltaire.  The unincorporated communities are Norwich, Verendrye, Rangeley, Guthrie, Norfolk, Funston, Newport, Berwick, Denbigh, Riga, Konsberg, Rising, Simcoe, Genoa, Kottkethal, Rose Hill, Cole Ford, Willowdale, Willow Vale, Willow Valley, Willow Creek, and Milroy.

Townships

Anamoose
Balfour
Bantry
Berwick
Bjornson
Brown
Cottonwood Lake
Deep River
Deering
Denbigh
Egg Creek
Falsen
Gilmore
Granville
Grilley
Hendrickson 
Karlsruhe
Kottke Valley
Lake George
Lake Hester
Land
Layton
Lebanon
Little Deep
Meadow
Mouse River
Newport
Normal
North Prairie
Norwich
Odin
Olivia 
Pratt
Riga
Rose Hill
Round Lake
Saline
Schiller
Spring Grove
Strege
Velva
Verendrye
Villard
Voltaire
Wagar
Willow Creek

 

 

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Adjacent Counties
Bottineau County (north)
Pierce County (east)
Sheridan County (southeast)
McLean County (southwest)
Ward County (west)
Renville County (northwest)

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