Place:Benson, North Dakota, United States

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NameBenson
Alt namesBensonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates48.033°N 99.45°W
Located inNorth Dakota, United States     (1883 - )
See alsoRamsey, North Dakota, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Benson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,660. Its county seat is Minnewaukan.

Benson County was created by the 1879 territorial legislature and named for B.W. Benson, a Dakota Territory legislator at the time. The county government was first organized on June 4, 1884; Minnewaukan has always been the county seat.

Sullys Hill National Game Preserve and much of the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation are located within the county.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1883 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1883 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1883 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1883 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1890 2,460
1900 8,320
1910 12,681
1920 13,095
1930 13,327
1940 12,629
1950 10,675
1960 9,435
1970 8,245
1980 7,944
1990 7,198

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External links

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