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Nestled in the Midwestern portion of the United States along the Canadian border, the state of North Dakota is the 19th largest state by area, at 70,700 square miles in area, or 210 miles in width by 340 miles in length; 2.4% of the state is comprised of water. North Dakota was the 29th state to be admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889. The climate within the state is primarily semi-arid, and severe weather events including hail, blizzards, polar fronts, tornadoes, thunderstorms and derechos are known to occur. Average annual rainfall ranges from 14 to 22 inches. North Dakota is frequently associated with its strong Native American roots. Local culture frequently includes tribal influences like powwows and other Native American customs.


Nicknames : Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State

Capitol : Bismarck

Largest City (by population) : Fargo

Largest City (by area) : Fargo

Largest County (by population) : McKenzie County

Total Area (square miles) : 70700

Admitted to Union : November 2, 1889

Time Zone : Central, Mountain

State Flower : Wild Prairie Rose

State Tree : American Elm

State Bird : Western Meadowlark

Major Industries : agriculture, petroleum, food processing

Major Companies : Bank of North Dakota, North Dakota Mill and Elevator


  • Rugby, North Dakota is the geographical center of North America.
  • Three failed legislative attempts were made (1947, 1989 (2)) to drop the word North from the state name.
  • The country's only synthetic natural gas producer is the Dakota Gasification Company.
  • Hillsboro lies on a large, flat, ancient dried lake bottom.
  • The largest state owned sheep research center in the United States is the North Dakota State University Center at Hettinger.

Latest Questions and Comments for Public Records in North Dakota

1 Comment(s)Last comment at 2013-10-28 23:13 GMT

Is it possible to find a record of incarceration from 1948. It was in Dickinson ND. I am doing a genealogy search of my father in law who died in jail there in 1948.
Answer 2013-10-28 23:13 GMT

Prominent State Public Records for North Dakota

Adams County Public Records - County Directory Edit

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Physical Address:
Adams County Courthouse 602 Adams Ave. Hettinger, North Dakota 58639
Contact: P: 701.567.2537 E: gdangeru@nd.gov

Adams County Public Records - Vital Records Edit

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Physical Address:
Adams County Clerk of Court P.O. Box 469 Hettinger, North Dakota 58639
Contact: P: 701.567.2460

Barnes County Public Records - Barnes County Official Website Edit

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Physical Address:
Barnes County Administration 230 4th St. NW Valley City, North Dakota 58072
Contact: P: 710.845.8500

Barnes County Public Records - County Directory Edit

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Physical Address:
Barnes County Administration 230 4th St. NW Valley City, North Dakota 58072
Contact: P: 710.845.8500

Benson County Public Records - Benson County Official Website Edit

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Physical Address:
Benson County Courthouse 311 B Ave S Minnewaukan, North Dakota
Contact: P: 701.473.5458 F: 701.473.5571

Benson County Public Records - County Directory Edit

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Physical Address:
Benson County Courthouse 311 B Ave S Minnewaukan, North Dakota
Contact: P: 701.473.5458 F: 701.473.5571

Billings County Public Records - Billings County Official Website Edit

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Physical Address:
Billings County Courthouse P.O. Box 138 Medora, North Dakota 58645

Billings County Public Records - Sheriff's Office Edit

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Physical Address:
Billings County Sheriff 495 4th St. Billings County Courthouse P.O. Box 157 Medora, North Dakota 58645
Contact: P: 701.623.4323 F: 701.623.4152

Bottineau County Public Records - Bottineau County Official Website Edit

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Physical Address:
Bottineau County Courthouse 314 5th St. W., Suite 12 Bottineau, North Dakota 58318
Contact: P: 701.228.3983 F: 701.228.2336

Bottineau County Public Records - Tax Records Edit

Contact the Bottineau County Treasurer to find out about taxes and fines in the county. Pay real estate taxes online through this office.
Physical Address:
Bottineau County Treasurer 314 5th St. W, Suite 11 Bottineau, North Dakota 58318
Contact: P: 701.228.2035 F: 701.228.5181

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