Sheyenne, North Dakota

"Sheyenne is a city in Eddy County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 318 at the 2000 census. Sheyenne was founded in 1883. Located in the city is a U.S. post office, a senior citizen's center, and a fire department. A community center and the Log Cabin Museum are located on Main Street (U.S. Route 281). Businesses in the city include a farm implement dealer, a gas station, a hair salon, a taxidermy shop, and a bar. On the west side of town there is a park with camping facilities and a baseball field. On the east end of town there is a park located on a dam. Sheyenne is also home to two Lutheran churches: Grace Lutheran and First Lutheran.

The name "Sheyenne" is derived from the nearby Sheyenne River which was named after the Cheyenne Indians. The first explorers in the area misspelled the name, thus changing the "C" to an "S". "

 

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