Towner County, North Dakota

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Towner County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population is 2,876. Its county seat is Cando.[1] The city of Towner, North Dakota, is in McHenry County.



The county was founded in 1883 by territorial legislation (predating statehood). It was named after Oscar M. Towner (b. 1842, d. 1897), a businessman and member of the 15th territorial legislature. After founding, the county government was fully organized on January 24, 1884.[2]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,042 square miles (2,698 km²), of which, 1,025 square miles (2,654 km²) of it is land and 17 square miles (44 km²) of it (1.63%) is water.

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