Kidder County, North Dakota

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Kidder County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 2,753. Its county seat is Steele.[1]

The county was created by the 1872-1873 territorial legislature and was named for Jefferson Parrish Kidder ( 1816-1882 ), an 1858 settler in what became southeastern Dakota and who served as a delegate to Congress from Dakota from 1875 to 1879, and as an associate justice of the territorial supreme court during 1865-1875 and 1879-1883. The county was organized on March 22, 1881, and Steele became the county seat in 1881.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,433 square miles (3,712 km²), of which, 1,351 square miles (3,499 km²) of it is land and 82 square miles (213 km²) of it (5.75%) is water.

Townships

  • Allen
  • Atwood
  • Baker
  • Buckeye
  • Bunker
  • Chestina
  • Clear Lake
  • Crown Hill
  • Crystal Springs
  • Excelsior
  • Frettim
  • Graf
  • Haynes
  • Kickapoo
  • Lake Williams
  • Manning
  • Merkel
  • Northwest
  • Peace
  • Petersville
  • Pettibone
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Quinby
  • Rexine
  • Robinson
  • Sibley
  • Stewart
  • Tanner
  • Tappen
  • Tuttle
  • Valley
  • Vernon
  • Wallace
  • Weiser
  • Westford
  • Williams
  • Woodlawn

Major highways

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