Saint Michael, North Dakota facts for kids
|Saint Michael, North Dakota|
The General Store and Post Office in Saint Michael
|Elevation||1,463 ft (446 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1031235|
Saint Michael is an unincorporated community in southeastern Benson County, North Dakota, United States, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. It lies along North Dakota Highway 57 in Mission Township, southeast of the city of Minnewaukan, the county seat. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 58370.
According to the 2000 Census, Saint Michael was located in census tract 9402, block group 1, and assigned blocks 1028 and 1029. The population of these census blocks was 15 and 12 people respectively.
Saint Michael was named after the archangel Michael by a group of Catholic nuns who founded a mission in the area. An American Indian community, it lies within the boundaries of the Spirit Lake Reservation. However, white people were reported to have settled in the area as early as 1874. A post office was opened in 1932, and continues in operation today.
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