Menoken, North Dakota

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Menoken, North Dakota
Census-designated place
Post office in Menoken
Post office in Menoken
Menoken is located in North Dakota
Menoken
Menoken
Menoken is located in the US
Menoken
Menoken
Coordinates: 46°49′14″N 100°31′52″W / 46.82056°N 100.53111°W / 46.82056; -100.53111Coordinates: 46°49′14″N 100°31′52″W / 46.82056°N 100.53111°W / 46.82056; -100.53111
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Burleigh
Area[1]
 • Total 2.237 sq mi (5.79 km2)
 • Land 2.176 sq mi (5.64 km2)
 • Water 0.061 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation 1,722 ft (525 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 70
 • Density 31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 58558
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code[3] 38-52180
GNIS feature ID[3] 2628575

Menoken is a census-designated place (CDP) in southwestern Burleigh County, North Dakota, United States. It was designated as part of the U.S. Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program on June 10, 2010.[4] It was not counted separately during the 2000 Census,[5] but was included in the 2010 Census,[6] where a population of 70 was reported.[2]

It lies southeast of the city of Bismarck, the county seat of Burleigh County.[7] Its elevation is 1,722 feet (525 m). The community has had many different names, starting with Seventeenth Siding in 1873, then it was soon renamed Blaine for James G. Blaine, U.S. Senator from Maine, then when the post office opened in 1880, the town was renamed Clarke's Farm after C.J. Clarke of Pittsburgh, a local farmer. The town was finally renamed Menoken in 1883, which is an Indian name,[8] but the Northern Pacific Railroad disliked the new name and changed the name of their station in 1891 to Burleigh (a.k.a. Burleigh Station), and the siding still carries this alternate name to this day. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58558.[9]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Menoken has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[10]

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