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LaMoure County North Dakota History


We have started collecting a little of the history of the towns and people of LaMoure County. If you would like to volunteer to write an article about a particular town, person, or family, please email me, Char Kibbie. Articles of any length will be accepted. You will receive full credit for your contribution, and the satisfaction of knowing you made a worthwhile contribution to your fellow LaMoure researchers. Please put LaMoure County History in the subject line.

LaMoure County was established 4 January, 1873 and organized 22 October, 1881. The county seat was named as Grand Rapids. In 1886, the county seat was moved to LaMoure. Both the county seat, and the county were named for Judson LaMoure (1839-1918). He was a prominent territorial and state legislator. Its peak population was in the 1920 census of 11,500.
Area 1152 square miles.
2000 population -- 5345.

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