McClusky is a city located in Sheridan County in North
Dakota. The City was founded by 1905 and is also the geographic
center of North Dakota.
At the 2000 census, the population in McClusky was 415.
In the city the population was spread out with 16.9%
under the age of 18, 4.1% from 18 to 24, 17.8% from 25 to 44,
24.6% from 45 to 64, and 36.6% who were 65 years of age or
older. The median age was 56 years. For every 100 females there
were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there
were 82.5 males.
The City's main founders were German and Norwegian settlers who
came in 1905. In
1976, the completion of the McClusky Canal
located just west of the town greatly improved irrigation by
bringing in water from Lake Audobon to near the source of
McClusky tourism revolves around pheasant hunters and cyclists.
One major festival in the town is the Midsummer Fest which is
annually held during the 2nd weekend of July.
local paper, McClusky Gazette is published every week and
maintains its office on Mainstreet.
The Red River
Valley and Western Railroad ran to McClusky and further west
until the 1970s. North Dakota Highway 200 which runs through
downtown is popular with cross-country cyclists. There is also
an airport for small planes, the McClusky Municipal Airport.
Considered to be
the heart of North Dakota, the residents of McClusky are both
friendly and family oriented. Life in this city is very simple,
you can have a quiet walk during the evenings without having to
worry about your security. One can enjoy a truly nurturing and
wholesome lifestyle that is suitable to the raising of children.