Stark County was created in 1882 and was named after the manager of one of the railroads crossing North Dakota at the time.
The county is just under 1,350 square miles in size and has a population of 24,199, according to the last census. The number of inhabitants has increased by around 7% in the last decade. The latest population figures show the highest number of inhabitants of the county in Stark County's history.
The county seat of Stark County is Dickinson, ND, which has retained that title since the foundation of the county. More information about Dickinson is available on our Dickinson page.
Stark County is surrounded by Dunn County and Mercer County to the north, by Morton County and Grant County to the east, by Hettinger County and Slope County to the south and by Billings County to the west.
Stark County Map
Stark County Communities
Belfield | Dickinson | Gladstone | Richardton | South Heart | Taylor
Stark County Administration
Dickinson is the county seat of Stark County - other city websites in the county are listed below:
City site for Belfield run by local chamber of commerce, with information about the Chamber and businesses, local churches, events and activities.
City of Belfield
Unofficial city site for Richardton with information about local businesses, hunting and lodging.
Stark County Business
Gives details of workforce and resources as well as incentives available for businesses wanting to move to the area.
Stark Development Corporation
Country Golf Course
Golf course in South Heart, with clubhouse and lounge. With map of course and details of holes, regulations and fees.
Pheasant Country Golf Course
Hump Lodge, Sentinel Butte
4360 131 R Ave. SW
Belfield, ND 58622
Sentinel Butte Camel's Hump Lodge
Stark County Education
With information about Belfield Public School, downloads of schedule and student handbook, sports fixtures, contact details and principal's blog.
Belfield Public School
With weekly schedule, faculty and student information, video tour, sports fixture list, and student-designed web pages for local businesses.
Richardton-Taylor High School
Gives information about faculty, school sports and organisations, and provides the "Eagle Connection" newsletter.
South Heart School
Stark County Weather
Five Day Forecast from the NOAA