Bowesmont, North Dakota

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Bowesmont, North Dakota
Unincorporated community
A church in Bowesmont
A church in Bowesmont
Bowesmont, North Dakota is located in North Dakota
Bowesmont, North Dakota
Bowesmont, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°41′24″N 97°10′41″W / 48.69000°N 97.17806°W / 48.69000; -97.17806Coordinates: 48°41′24″N 97°10′41″W / 48.69000°N 97.17806°W / 48.69000; -97.17806
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Pembina
Elevation 794 ft (242 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 701
GNIS feature ID 1028097[1]

Bowesmont is an unincorporated community in Pembina County, North Dakota, United States. Bowesmont is located along a BNSF Railroad line near Interstate 29, 8.2 miles (13.2 km) north of Drayton.[2] The community was initially named Alma for Alma, Ontario in 1878; the name was changed to Bowesmont, for William Bowes, the town's first shopkeeper, six months later.[1] According to legend, Bowes won the right to name the town in a card game.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Bowesmont". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ North Dakota Department of Transportation (2006) (PDF). Pembina County (Map). Retrieved March 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project workers (1938). North Dakota: A Guide to the Northern Prairie State. Works Progress Administration. p. 352. 
  4. ^ Capace, Nancy (2001). Encyclopedia of North Dakota. Somerset Publishers. p. 411.