What are some facts about Morton County, North Dakota?


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As of the 2010 Census Report, Morton County, North Dakota is the fifth-most populous county in the state, harboring cities such as Glen Ullin, Hebron, New Salem, Almont and its county seat, Mandan. Morton County is part of the Bismarck, North Dakota statistical area, was established on January 8, 1878 from Dakota Territory, and named after former Indiana governor Oliver Morton.

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As of 2015, Morton County holds a popular county fair each summer, which includes livestock, baking and home economics contests, as well as a rodeo. In 2014, the Morton County Fair Rodeo was named Rodeo of the Year by the North Dakota Rodeo Association.

Home to various locations on the National Registry of Historic Places, Morton County features the Stuart Dunlap House, Lewis and Clark Hotel, Sunnyside Farm Barn, Welsh House and Huff State Historic Site. The Lake Patricia National Wildlife Refuge is also located in Morton County and is a National Protected Area.

Rich in huge parks and forested area, Morton County attracts tourists and nature lovers from across the country. Campgrounds throughout the parks in Morton County, such as Harmon Lake, Graner Park and Fort Rice Recreational Area, seasonally offer electrical hook-ups, running water and fish-cleaning stations.

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