General Info

Named after the governor of the Dakota territories from 1884-1886, Gilbert Ashville Pierce, Pierce county was incorporated in 1887. A fun fact about Pierce County is that it is in the exact middle of North America. The town of Rugby is the actual center. There is a monument set up at the intersection of US 2 and ND 3 where you can stand on the exact center of North America. Pierce County is home to 4,357 residents.