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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Ramsey County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 11,451. Its county seat is Devils
Lake. The county was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and organized on January 25, 1883. It was named for Alexander Ramsey, a US
Senator from Minnesota
Etymology - Origin of Ramsey County Name
Named for Alexander Ramsey of St. Paul (1815-1903), U. S.
Senator from Minnesota at that time.
Created by the 1872-73 territorial
legislature and named for Alexander Ramsey of St. Paul (1815-1903), U. S.
Senator from Minnesota at that time. Government organized: January 25, 1883.
County Seat: Devils Lake, 1883-present.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,301 square miles (3,370 km2), of which 1,187 square miles (3,070 km2) is
land and 114 square miles (300 km2) (8.8%) is water