Place:Burke, North Dakota, United States

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NameBurke
Alt namesBurkesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates48.767°N 102.533°W
Located inNorth Dakota, United States     (1910 - )
See alsoWard, North Dakota, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Burke County is a county on the north edge of the U.S. state of North Dakota, adjacent to the south line of Canada. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,968. Its county seat is Bowbells.

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History

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A vote was held on 3 November 1908 in which county voters authorized the creation of Burke County, partitioning area from the previous 'Imperial Ward County' (which contained the present counties of Burke, Mountrail, Renville, and Ward counties). Its name recognized the state governor at the time, John Burke. However, the vote was challenged in court, and appealed to the state supreme court. That court ruled on 3 June 1910 to uphold the election results, so on 12 July, Governor Burke issued a proclamation creating Burke County. Its organization was effected on 15 July, with Bowbells as its county seat. The county is managed by a three-member Board of Commissioners. As of 2018 the Board Chair is Debbie Kuryn.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1910 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1910 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1910 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1910 9,064
1920 9,511
1930 9,998
1940 7,653
1950 6,621
1960 5,886
1970 4,739
1980 3,822
1990 3,002

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External links

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