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Pierce County, North Dakota

US county information
NamePierce County
StateNorth Dakota
SeatRugby
Largest cityRugby
US Area
Total Area1082 sq mi (2802.4 km2)
Land Area1018 sq mi (2636.6 km2)
Water Area64 sq mi (165.8 km2)
Population4357 (2010)
Density2/km2 (5.2/sq mi)
FoundedMarch 11, 1887

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Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2010, the population was 4,357. Its county seat is Rugby.

The county was created by the 1887 territorial legislature and named for Gilbert Ashville Pierce, governor of Dakota Territory from 1884 to 1886 and a representative of North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1889 to 1891. The county government was first organized on April 6, 1889; Rugby has always been the county seat.

The geographical center of North America is in Pierce County, about 6 miles (10 km) west of Balta. Rugby has a monument for the center at the intersection of US 2 and ND 3.


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