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County Information

The county was created by the 1883 territorial legislature and organized on November 1, 1883.
It was named for John A. McLean, a prominent citizen and the first mayor of Bismarck, North Dakota.
Washburn became the county seat in 1883.

Online Data





Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Forgotten Towns





County History

Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:April 2012 Newspaper Marriage Announcements- 1890 Veterans Census- County History
July 2010: Biographies for FREITAG, HOGE, WILLIAMS, WING; List of Cemeteries; Nat. Amer.-related news gleaning

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