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Walsh County, North Dakota

US county information
NameWalsh County
StateNorth Dakota
SeatGrafton
Largest cityGrafton
US Area
Total Area1294 sq mi (3351.5 km2)
Land Area1282 sq mi (3320.4 km2)
Water Area12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
Population11119 (2010)
Density4/km2 (10.4/sq mi)
Founded1881

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Walsh County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2010, the population was 11,119. Its county seat is Grafton.

Walsh County was created by the 1881 territorial legislature and organized on August 30, 1881 from the northern parts of Grand Forks County and southern parts of Pembina County. It is named in honor of George H. Walsh (1845 1913), a newspaperman and politician in Grand Forks. Grafton became the county seat in 1881.


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