Pickering Township, Bottineau County, North Dakota

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Pickering Township
Township of Pickering
Location of Pickering Township in Bottineau County
Location of Pickering Township in Bottineau County
Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 100°32′02″W / 48.88333°N 100.53389°W / 48.88333; -100.53389Coordinates: 48°53′00″N 100°32′02″W / 48.88333°N 100.53389°W / 48.88333; -100.53389
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Bottineau
Organized circa 1920
 • Total 35.57 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Land 35.56 sq mi (92.1 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[3] 1,627 ft (496 m)
Population (2010 census)[2]
 • Total 193
 • Density 5.4/sq mi (2.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 701
FIPS code[2][4] 38-62300
GNIS feature ID[2][4] 1759290

Pickering Township is a civil township in Bottineau County in the U.S. State of North Dakota. Its population was 193 as of the 2010 census,[2] down from 213 at the 2000 census.[5]


Pickering Township was organized sometime between 1910 and 1920 from Vinge School Township and the western portion of Bottineau School Township.[6]

Reportedly, in 1883, Norwegian settlers from Polk County, Minnesota, established the first Norwegian settlement in Bottineau County near Carbury in present-day Pickering Township. Other Norwegians followed in 1886.[7]


Pickering Township is located in Township 162N, Range 76W.[6][8] North Dakota Highway 14 is a primary highway in the township, and the city of Bottineau, which is the county seat, is located in the southeast corner of the township.

According to the 2010 United States Census, the township has a total area of 35.570 square miles (92.13 km2), of which 35.557 square miles (92.09 km2) is land and 0.013 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[2]

Carbury Dam is a public fishing area located 1 mile (1.6 km) south and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Carbury. It is managed by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.[9]


  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000, Summary File 1. "GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000 - County -- Subdivision and Place". American FactFinder. <http://factfinder2.census.gov>. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "County Subdivisions: North Dakota". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2013.  External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ "Feature Detail Report for: Township of Pickering". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: North Dakota". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Pickering Township" (PDF). CenStats Databases. Retrieved 2009-01-31. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau (1921). "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants, North Dakota" (PDF). Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  7. ^ Sherman, William C. (1983). Pairie Mosaic: An Ethnic Atlas of Rural North Dakota. Fargo, North Dakota: North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies. p. 71. ISBN 0-911042-27-X. OCLC 256228966. 
  8. ^ U.S. Census Bureau (1913). "Number of Inhabitants, North Dakota" (PDF). Thirteenth Census of the United States: 1910. Government Printing Office. p. 324. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  9. ^ "Carbury Dam, Bottineau County" (PDF). Lake Contour Maps. North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Retrieved 2009-08-04.