Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Pierce County
'Pierce County was named for Hon. Gilbert A. Pierce, governor of the territory, and afterward United States Senator. It was first organized in 1889, following an election called for that purpose, and authorized by the act of general assembly, dated March 11, 1887. This county is situated in the second tier of counties from the Canadian border, is or irregular shape, being three townships wide in the southern part, and six in the northern. The county is crossed from east to west by the main line of the Great Northern Railroad. Rugby is the county seat.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942