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Burke County InformationBurke County

Burke CountyBurke County was originally part of Ward County until it was split off in 1910.

The Burke in the county name is John Burke, once the North Dakota Governor and a US Treasurer.

The county is just over 1,100 square miles in size and has a population of 1,968, according to the last census. The population has fallen dramatically since its high point of nearly 10,000 in the 1930s. In the last 10 years, the population plummeted by over 12 per cent and the county is considered a prime example of rural depopulation.

The county seat is the city of Bowbells, which is located in the eastern part of the county. It has a population of 336.

Burke County is surrounded by Canada to the north, by Renville County and Ward County to the east, by Mountrail County to the south and by Williams County and Divide County to the west.

Burke County Map


Burke County ND CommunitiesBurke County Communities

Bowbells | Columbus | Flaxton | Lignite | Portal | Powers Lake

Burke County AdministrationBurke County Administration

Burke County, NDBurke County
The county website includes information about the administration, demographics, local businesses and photos of the area.
Burke County, ND Website


Bowbells, NDBowbells, ND
The Bowbells city website offers details of local businesses, recreation possibilities and upcoming events.
Bowbells, ND Website


Flaxton, NDFlaxton, ND
The Flaxton city website includes historic photos and information, as well as community and business details.
Flaxton, ND Website


Powers Lake, NDPowers Lake, ND
The Powers Lake city website provides information about community history, business listings and recreation.
Powers Lake, ND Website


Burke County EducationBurke County Education

Bowbells Public SchoolBowbells Public School
The website for the small school offers a calendar of events, school history and handbook.
Bowbells Public School


Burke Central SchoolBurke Central School
The school, located in Lignite, has a catchment area covering the cities of Portal, Columbus, Flaxton, and Lignite.
Burke Central School


Powers Lake High SchoolPowers Lake High School
The school site has details of administration and faculty, sports teams and school menus.
Powers Lake High School


Burke County WeatherBurke County Weather

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