Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
McHenry County
'McHenry County was named in honor of the Hon. James McHenry, a prominent citizen of Clay county, South Dakota. It was created by territorial legislative enactment in 1873. The county is in the Souris or Mouse River Valley, the land being somewhat rough and broken, it constitutes an ideal stock country. The whole country is underlaid with valuable lignite coal deposits. The main lines of the Great Northern and of the Soo Railroads traverse the county. Towner is the county seat.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942