Cartwright, North Dakota

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Unincorporated community
Cartwright is located in North Dakota
Location within the state of North Dakota
Cartwright is located in the US
Cartwright (the US)
Coordinates: 47°51′35″N 103°55′35″W / 47.85972°N 103.92639°W / 47.85972; -103.92639Coordinates: 47°51′35″N 103°55′35″W / 47.85972°N 103.92639°W / 47.85972; -103.92639
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McKenzie
Elevation 1,906 ft (581 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 58838
Area code(s) 701
GNIS feature ID 1034764

Cartwright is an unincorporated community in northwestern McKenzie County, North Dakota, United States.Notable residents include Tom Voll, a local river pirate. The community is named for Samuel George Cartwright, a rancher, trapper, and hunter who was the first settler in the area. It lies along North Dakota Highway 200 west of the city of Watford City, the county seat of McKenzie County.[1] Its elevation is 1,906 feet (581 m).[2] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58838.[3]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cartwright has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[4]


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