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North Dakota Counties

There are fifty-three counties in the state of North Dakota. Pembina County was created by the 1866-1867 Dakota territorial legislature, and was organized on August 12, 1867. The city of Pembina, the oldest European-American settlement in the state, was the county seat from 1867 to 1911. The seat was relocated to Cavalier.

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Kidder County, North Dakota

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Kidder County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 2,435. Its county seat is Steele. The county was created on January 4, 1873 and was named for Jefferson Parrish Kidder, who served as a delegate to the United States Congress from Dakota Territory between 1875 to 1879 and as an associate justice of the territorial supreme court between 1865-1875 and 1879-1883. The county government was first organized on March 22, 1881.

Etymology - Origin of Kidder County Name

Named for Jefferson Parrish Kidder (1816-1883), an 1858 settler in what became southeastern Dakota and who served as a delegate to Congress from Dakota, 1875-79, and as an associate justice of the territorial supreme court, 1865-75 and 1879-83.

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Kidder County History

Created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Jefferson Parrish Kidder (1816-1883), an 1858 settler in what became southeastern Dakota and who served as a delegate to Congress from Dakota, 1875-79, and as an associate justice of the territorial supreme court, 1865-75 and 1879-83. Government organized: March 22, 1881. County Seat: Steele, 1881-present.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,433 square miles (3,710 km2), of which 1,351 square miles (3,500 km2) is land and 82 square miles (210 km2) (5.7%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Wells County (north)
  • Stutsman County (east)
  • Logan County (south)
  • Emmons County (southwest)
  • Burleigh County (west)
  • Sheridan County (northwest)

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