Jamestown City Information
Jamestown was founded in 1871 as a settlement near the army camp of Fort Seward, which guarded an important river crossing. It is another railroad town in North Dakota and served as the repair yards for the NPRR.
Named after an army general's hometown in Virginia rather than the nearby James River, it developed into a city just over a decade later and attempted to become the state capital.
Hometown of western author Louis L'Amour it has promoted itself under several guises (such as "The City Beautiful" and currently "The Pride of the Prairie") but is commonly known as the Buffalo City.
The city plays host to Jamestown College and the North Dakota State Hospital.
County : Stutsman
Zip codes : 58401-2, 58405
Elevation : 1,497 ft
Nickname : "The Buffalo City"
Official site for Jamestown with information about city services and utlities, tourist information and calendar of events.
City of Jamestown
Jamestown College was founded in 1883 and is a private liberal arts college. The site includes campus details for students and staff, enrolment information and current news.
With information about the Jamestown public school system, calendar, administration and school board members, and resources for students, parents and staff.
Jamestown Public Schools
The online edition of Jamestown's local newspaper.
Independent local TV station.
Five Day Forecast from the NOAA
How to get to Jamestown, where to stay, and what to do once you are there.
>> Jamestown Travel
Features Jamestown's commercial sector with major local companies, the Chamber
of Commerce, real estate, jobs and economic incentives.
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