Richland County, North Dakota
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Richland County, North Dakota

The county was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Morgan T. Rich of Wahpeton, who settled on the site of the future city in 1869.  County government was organized on November 25, 1873

 Richland County consists of 1,437 square miles, and, as of the 2010 Census, has a population of 16,321

Its county seat was placed at Chahinkapa, which was renamed to Wahpeton.

Abercrombie * Barney * Christine * Colfax * Dwight * Fairmount * Great Bend * Hankinson * Lidgerwood *
Mantador * Mooreton * Wahpeton (county seat) * Walcott * Wyndmere

Unincorporated Community


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NOV 2018:  Obit for FRENCH, HATCHER.  bio for MILLER

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Surrounding Counties
Cass County (north)
Wilkin County, Minnesota (east)
Traverse County, Minnesota (southeast)
Roberts County, South Dakota (south)
Sargent County (west)
Ransom County (west)

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