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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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Stutsman County, North Dakota

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Stutsman County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 21,100.

Stutsman County was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Enos Stutsman, who was born with Phocomelia (lacking arms or legs), but who nonetheless not only homesteaded, but became a powerful politician in the early days of the Dakota Territory. The county government was first organized on June 20, 1873. Its county seat is Jamestown.

The Jamestown, ND Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Stutsman County.

Etymology - Origin of Stutsman County Name

named for Enos Stutsman of Yankton and Pembina, (1826-1874), who was a powerful political leader in the early days of Dakota Territory despite being severely handicapped with badly deformed legs.

Demographics:

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Stutsman County History

Created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Enos Stutsman of Yankton and Pembina, (1826-1874), who was a powerful political leader in the early days of Dakota Territory despite being severely handicapped with badly deformed legs. Government organized: June 20, 1873. County Seat: Jamestown, 1873-present.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,298 square miles (5,950 km2), of which 2,222 square miles (5,750 km2) is land and 76 square miles (200 km2) (3.3%) is water. It is the second-largest county in North Dakota by land area and third-largest by total area.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Foster County (north)
  • Griggs County (northeast)
  • Barnes County (east)
  • LaMoure County (southeast)
  • Logan County (southwest)
  • Kidder County (west)
  • Wells County (northwest)

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