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McHenry County, North Dakota

US county information
NameMcHenry County
StateNorth Dakota
Largest cityVelva
US Area
Total Area1912 sq mi (4952.1 km2)
Land Area1874 sq mi (4853.7 km2)
Water Area38 sq mi (98.4 km2)
Population5395 (2010)
Density1/km2 (2.6/sq mi)

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McHenry County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2010, the population was 5,395. Its county seat is Towner.

The Territorial legislature formed McHenry County in 1873 from part of Bottineau County. The name comes from James McHenry, an early settler of Vermillion, South Dakota. The county government was first organized on October 15, 1884. Before becoming Towner in 1886, the county seat was Villard from 1884 to 1885 and Scriptown from 1885 to 1886. Both former seats are now ghost towns.

McHenry is part of the Minot Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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