Burke County, North Dakota

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Burke County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 2,242. Its county seat is Bowbells.[1]



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.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,129 square miles (2,924.1 km2), of which 1,104 square miles (2,859.3 km2) is land and 26 square miles (67.3 km2) (2.28%) is water.


  • 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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