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Grant County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 2,394. Its county seat is Carson. Until November 28, 1916, Grant County was a part of Morton County. The county was named in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant.
Named for Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) President of the United States, 1869-1877.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Created by the southern portion of Morton County at the November 1916 general election, being officially proclaimed by Gov. Louis B. Hanna on November 24. Named for Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) President of the United States, 1869-1877. Government organized: November 28, 1916. County Seat: Carson, 1916-present.
Heart Butte is a prominent geographic feature in Grant County, and the namesake for the nearby Heart Butte Dam.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,666 square miles (4,310 km2), of which 1,659 square miles (4,300 km2) is land and 6.8 square miles (18 km2) (0.4%) is water. Lake Tschida, a US Bureau of Reclamation reservoir and recreation area on the Heart River, is the county's largest body of water.
Bordering counties are as follows: