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Statistics & Facts

The North Dakota state capital is Bismarck.
The population of Cleveland is approximately 121 (1990), 83 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 58 (1990), 40 (2010).
The amount of land area in Cleveland is 0.471 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Cleveland to Washington DC is 1291 miles.
The distance to the North Dakota state capital is 80 miles. (as the crow flies)
Cleveland is positioned 46.89 degrees north of the equator and 99.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Cleveland Historical Events

2001, March Remembrances of a childhood in Cleveland
I grew up near Cleveland, North Dakota. It is where most of us went to school and church. I noticed that it is now officially listed as a ghost town on That may be a bit of an exaggeration--its hardly a place you can wander through kicking covered wagon remains--but it does tell you how much things have changed. When I was a child there was a little post office building that had, set in masonry, the word "bank" at the top of it. I remember asking my grandfather why the post office had the word "bank" on it and he told me it was because it used to be a bank. When he first settled near Cleveland, there were several stores, two banks, multiple restaurants and bars and gas stations. It was the place to hang out on a Saturday night. There was a parade each July 4. Today there is very little of anything left in Cleveland: a couple of nearly-empty churches, a few houses, a grain elevator, a gas station off the freeway exit. The public school is now abandoned, I believe, the gymnasium used for farm storage.
Submitted by Loren

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