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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Mercer County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 8,424. Its county seat is
Stanton. The county was created by the 1874-1875 territorial legislature and was named for William Henry Harrison Mercer (1844-1901), an early
rancher who settled north of Bismarck in 1869. The county government was first organized on August 4, 1884
Etymology - Origin of Mercer County Name
Named for William Henry Harrison Mercer (1884-1901), an early
rancher who settled north of Bismarck in 1869.
Created by the 1874-75 territorial
legislature and named for William Henry Harrison Mercer (1884-1901), an early
rancher who settled north of Bismarck in 1869. Government organized: August 4,
1884. County Seat: Stanton, 1884-present.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,112 square miles (2,880 km2), of which 1,043 square miles (2,700 km2)
is land and 70 square miles (180 km2) (6.3%) is water