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Rolette County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,937. Its county seat is Rolla. The county was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Joseph Rolette, Jr., a fur trader and politician from Pembina. The county government was first organized on October 14, 1884. Before becoming Rolla, the county seat was Dunseith from 1884 to 1885 and St. John from 1885 to 1889
Named for Joseph Rolette, Jr., of Pembina (1820-1871), fur trader and frontier politician.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Joseph Rolette, Jr., of Pembina (1820-1871), fur trader and frontier politician. Government organized: October 14, 1884. County Seat: Dunseith, 1884-1885; St. John, 1885-1889; Rolla, 1889-present.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 939 square miles (2,430 km2), of which 903 square miles (2,340 km2) is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) (3.9%) is water.
Rolette County contains one of only six exclaves contained on the United States-Canada border.
Part of the Turtle Mountain plateau lies in the northwestern part of the county.
Bordering counties are as follows: