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Richland County history


Richland County, in the southeast corner of North Dakota, was established 4 January 1873 and organized 25 November 1873. It was an original county. It's county seat was placed at Chahinkapa, since renamed to Wahpeton. The county was named in honor of Morgan T Rich (1832-1898), a pioneer of the county. The county comprises 1449 square miles. It had a peak population in 1930. Census records are available from 1880 to 1930.
YearPopulationYearPopulation
190017387196018824
191019659197018089
192020887198019167
193021008199018123
194020519199718222
195019865200017998

YearCounty Rank
19701701
19801780
19901844
20001897

View pictures of Courthouse
1895 Map of Richland County
Location of Richland County Townships

Richland County Historical Society
11 - 7th Avenue North
Wahpeton, ND 58075-3931

701.642.3075

Museum Hours 1 - 4 PM (Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday - Sunday)
CLOSED in Winter