Stark County, North Dakota

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Stark County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2000, the population was 22,636. Its county seat is Dickinson.[1]

Stark County is part of the Dickinson Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Stark County was created February 10, 1879, as a county within Dakota Territory from parts of Howard County and Williams County.[2] The county organized on May 25, 1883, and became a county in the state of North Dakota on November 2, 1889.[3]


In 1891, the North Dakota Legislature enacted legislation annexing Dunn County, Hettinger County, and parts of Billings, Bowman, McKenzie, Wallace, and Williams Counties into Stark. However, the act was vetoed by Governor Eli C. D. Shortridge.[3][4]

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