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Mountrail County InformationMountrail County

Mountrail CountyMountrail County was originally part of Ward County until it was split off in 1909 as part of the general administrative reorganization in this part of the state.

The name Montrail comes from the explorer and scout Joseph Mountraille. There had originally been a Mountraille County created in the 1870s but it was abolished 20 years later.

The county is nearly 2,000 square miles in size and has a population of 7,673, according to the last census. Although the population has fallen markedly since the peak in the 1930s, it has recently undergone a sizeable upwards tick as a result of the oil and mineral exploration and development in the area.

The county seat is the city of Stanley, with a population of 1,458, although the largest settlement is the city of New Town, which is the headquarters of the Three Affiliated Tribes on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

Mountrail County is surrounded by Burke County to the north, by Ward County to the north and east, by McLean County, Dunn County and McKenzie County to the south and by Williams County to the west.

Mountrail County Map


Mountrail County ND CommunitiesMountrail County Communities

New Town | Parshall | Plaza | Ross | Stanley

Mountrail County AdministrationMountrail County Administration

Mountrail County does not have its own website. The communities on the Fort Berthold Reservation are administered via the Three Affiliated Tribes from a headquarters in New Town, while a number of the other communities have their own city websites.

Stanley, NDStanley, ND
The county seat website provides information about city hall and health care, business listings and tourism.
Stanley, ND Website


Parshall, NDParshall, ND
Parshall is another city located on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The website gives details of events, recreation and the local rock museum.
Parshall, ND Website


Plaza, NDPlaza, ND
The Plaza city site offers details of the settlement's history with business and service listings.
Plaza, ND Website


Three Affiliated Tribes, Fort Berthold, NDThree Affiliated Tribes
The Three Affiliated Tribes - Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation - are responsible for the administration of New Town and the rest of the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Fort Berthold Reservation Website


Mountrail County EducationMountrail County Education

Stanley Community SchoolsStanley Community Schools
The website covers the elementary school and the high school in the city, with information about calendar, jobs and activities.
Stanley Community Schools


Parshall Public SchoolParshall Public Schools
The school authority website offers details of the elementary and high school in the city.
Parshall Public Schools


Mountrail County WeatherMountrail County Weather

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