Mercer County, North Dakota

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Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 8,644. Its county seat is Stanton.[1]

The county was created by the 1874-1875 territorial legislature and was named for William Henry Mercer (1884–1901), an early rancher who settled north of Bismarck in 1869. Stanton became the county seat in 1884.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,112 square miles (2,881 km²), of which, 1,045 square miles (2,708 km²) of it is land and 67 square miles (173 km²) of it (6.02%) is water.

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