Burke County North Dakota
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Created by the proclamation of Gov. John Burke, for whom it is named, on July 12, 1910, after a contested election and extensive litigation resulted in its separation from Ward County. Burke (1859-1937) was a politically successful Democrat in an essential Republican state who served three terms as Governor, 1907-1913, was Treasurer of the United States in the Woodrow Wilson administration and ended his career as justice of the state supreme court, 1924-37. Government organized: July 15, 1910.
County Seat: Bowbells, 1910-present.
[source: E-referencedesk.com]


Cities and Unincorporated Communities

Bowbells

Columbus

Coteau

Flaxton

Larson

Lignite

Portal

Powers Lake

Townships

Adelaide

Amor

Burke

Boyesen

Buena Vista

Fischbein

Gascoyne

Gem

Goldfield

Grainbelt

Grand River

Haley

Ladd

Langberg

Marion

Minnehaha

Nebo

Rhame

Scranton

Star

Stillwater

Sunny Slope

Talbot

Whiting

Online Data

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Census

Churches

Wills/Legal Records

County History

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Military

Website Updates: april 2012 Marriage Announcements Aug 2011: DIGNAN obit July 2010: Bios for DAVIDSON, ENDRESON, HENDRICKSON- County History


 
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Surrounding Counties

Renville (east)

Ward (southeast)

Mountrail (south)

Williams (southwest)

Divide (west)

Surrounding Rural Municipalities
Located to the North in Saskatchewan, Canada

Estevan No. 5

Coalfields No. 4

Village of North Portal

Enniskillen No. 3

 


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