Divide County, North Dakota

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Divide County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 2,283. Its county seat is Crosby.[1]

Divide County was formed from Williams County in 1910. The name Divide results from two factors, that division from Williams County and the fact that Divide County lies on the continental divide between the watersheds that flow into the Gulf of Mexico and those that flow into Hudson Bay. Divide's name may also derive from the fact that it lies on the boundary between the United States and Canada.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,294 square miles (3,351.4 km2), of which 1,260 square miles (3,263.4 km2) is land and 35 square miles (90.6 km2) (2.68%) is water.


Farming and oil. Divide County is one of several western North Dakota counties with significant exposure to the Bakken Formation in the Williston Basin.


  • Alexandria
  • Ambrose
  • Blooming Prairie
  • Blooming Valley
  • Border
  • Burg
  • Clinton
  • Coalfield
  • Daneville
  • De Witt
  • Elkhorn
  • Fertile Valley
  • Fillmore
  • Frazier
  • Frederick
  • Garnet
  • Gooseneck
  • Hawkeye
  • Hayland
  • Lincoln Valley
  • Long Creek
  • Mentor
  • Palmer
  • Plumer
  • Sioux Trail
  • Smoky Butte
  • Stoneview
  • Troy
  • Twin Butte
  • Upland
  • Westby
  • Writing Rock

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