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Stutsman County was created by the 1872-1873 territorial legislature and named for Enos Stutsman, a powerful politician in the early days of the Dakota Territory. The county government was first organized on June 20, 1873.  Jamestown is the county seat.  In 1872, the U.S. Army established Fort Seward, a small post garrisoned by three companies (about 120 men) of the Twentieth Infantry Regiment, on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the James River and Pipestem Creek. The fort guarded the crossing of the James by the Northern Pacific Railroad. The fort only lasted five years, being decommissioned in 1877 - but the railroad remained, establishing a repair yard that was among the city's main industries until the 1960s. Jamestown was founded in 1872 and incorporated in 1883, it was also known as Buffalo City.  Below is a photo of the James River in Jamestown.

The cities of Stutsman County are Buchanan, Cleveland, Courtenay, Jamestown, Kensal, Medina, Montpelier, Pingree, Spiritwood Lake, Streeter, and Woodworth.  Unincorporated communities are those of Spiritwood, and Fort Seward.

Townships of Stutsman County

    Alexander
    Ashland
    Bloom
    Bloomenfield
    Buchanan
    Chicago
    Conklin
    Corinne
    Corwin
    Courtenay
    Cusator
    Deer Lake
    Durham
    Edmunds
    Eldridge
    Flint
    Fried
    Gerber
    Germania
    Glacier
    Gray
    Griffin
    Hidden
    Homer
    Iosco
    Jim River Valley
    Kensal
    Lenton
    Lippert
    Lowery
    Lyon
    Manns
    Marstonmoor
    Midway
    Montpelier
    Moon Lake
    Newbury
    Nogosek
    Paris
    Peterson
    Pingree
    Pipestem Valley
    Plainview
    Rose
    Round Top
    St. Paul
    Severn
    Sharlow
    Sinclair
    Spiritwood
    Stirton
    Streeter
    Strong
    Sydney
    Valley Spring
    Wadsworth
    Walters
    Weld
    Windsor
    Winfield
    Woodbury
    Ypsilanti

On Line Data

History of Kensal

Census

Biographies

News Stories

Obituaries

 

Adjacent Counties

Foster County (north)
Griggs County (northeast)
Barnes County (east)
LaMoure County (southeast)
Logan County (southwest)
Kidder County (west)
Wells County (northwest)

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