McVille, North Dakota

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McVille is a city in Nelson County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 470 at the 2000 census. McVille was founded in 1906.



McVille was founded in 1906 after the railroad was established as a continuation from Aneta, North Dakota. McVille is believed to be founded by the McDougall family.

The original town of McVille was located a few miles away from its present location. But, with the advancement of the railroad system, the town was moved to where it is currently found.

Prominent early businesses included an elevator, a bank, a blacksmith shop, and a general store.


Today, McVille is home to several businesses.

Area newspapers include the McVille Messenger and the McVille Journal.

McVille also has a Health System that includes a local hospital, a Care Center, and a clinic. It also has a volunteer fire department.

In addition, McVille supports the Nelson County Highway Department.

McVille is also a part of the Dakota Prairie School District #1. McVille is home to the school district's elementary building.


McVille is located at 47°45′54″N 98°10′35″W / 47.765°N 98.17639°W / 47.765; -98.17639 (47.765046, -98.176521)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.67%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 470 people, 217 households, and 106 families residing in the city. The population density was 326.9 people per square mile (126.0/km²). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 185.0/sq mi (71.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

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