Trails to the Past

North Dakota

McLean County

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The county was created by the 1883 territorial legislature and organized on November 1, 1883. It was named for John A. McLean, a prominent citizen and the first mayor of Bismarck, North Dakota. Washburn has always been the county seat.

The cities of McLean County are as follows:  Benedict, Butte, Coleharbor, Garrison, Max, Mercer, Riverdale, Ruso,  Turtle Lake, Underwood, Washburn and Wilton.  Other Census designated places are those of White Sheild.  Other communities are Roseglen, Raub, Emmet, and Falkirk.  Communities flooded by the Garrison Dam are Elbowoods, Red Butte, Lucky Mound, Nishu, Beaver Creek, Independence, Shell Creek, and Charging Eagle.

Townships

Amundsville
Andrews
Aurena
Blackwater
Blue Hill
Butte
Byersville
Cremerville
Deepwater
Dogden 
Douglas
Gate
Greatstone
Horseshoe Valley
Lake Williams
Longfellow
Loquemont
Malcolm
McGinnis
Medicine Hill 
Mercer
Otis
Roseglen
Rosemont
Saint Mary
Snow
Turtle Lake
Victoria
Wise

 

On Line Data

Adjacent Counties
Ward County (north)
McHenry County (northeast)
Sheridan County (east)
Burleigh County (southeast)
Oliver County (south)
Mercer County (southwest)
Dunn County (west)
Mountrail County (northwest)

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