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Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Tuesday, August 23, 2011 is Pierce County in North Dakota.

"Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of 2010, the population was 4,357. Its county seat is Rugby.

"The county was created by the 1887 territorial legislature and named for Gilbert Ashville Pierce, governor of Dakota Territory from 1884 to 1886 and a representative of North Dakota in the United States Senate from 1889 to 1891. The county government was first organized on April 6, 1889; Rugby has always been the county seat.

"The geographical center of North America is in Pierce County, about 6 miles (10 km) west of Balta. Rugby has a monument for the center at the intersection of US 2 and ND 3."

Source: Pierce County, North Dakota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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