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Encyclopedia > Rugby, North Dakota

Rugby is a city in Pierce County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Pierce County. The population was 2,939 at the 2000 census. Rugby was founded in 1886. Pierce County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ...


Rugby is often billed as being the geographic center of North America. World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...

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History

Rugby was founded in 1886 at a junction on the Great Northern Railway, where the spur to Bottineau met the main line. The railroad promoters initially named it Rugby Junction for the famous railroad junction in Rugby, England in the hope of attracting English settlers. In fact about 80 percent of the population is of North Germanic and Scandinavian ancestry. When the community became a city the Junction was dropped from the name. 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... A Great Northern EMD F7 Locomotive. ... Bottineau is a city located in Bottineau County, North Dakota. ... Rugby is a market town in the county of Warwickshire in the West Midlands region of England on the River Avon. ... Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe named after the Scandinavian Peninsula. ...


North Dakota's first permanent settlers arrived in 1812 from the Earl of Selkirk’s colony in neighboring Manitoba, Canada. As farmers, they were more advanced than many of their contemporaries in the rest of the United States, having adopted sophisticated farming methods and machinery. Many of these implements, including an early McCormick Deering threshing machine, have found their way to the restored Pioneer Village at Rugby. 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk Thomas Douglas (June 20, 1771 - April 8, 1820) was the 5th Earl of Selkirk, born at Saint Marys Isle, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English and French, per mandate of the Constitution Act 1982 Flower Prairie Crocus Tree White Spruce Bird Great Grey Owl Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14... The thrashing machine, or, in modern spelling, threshing machine, was a machine invented by Scottish mechanical engineer Andrew Meikle for use in agriculture. ...


In 1931, the town of Rugby erected a 15 foot (4.5 m) tall rock obelisk marking the "geographic center of North America". This was moved to a slightly different location in or after 1971. According to a listing by the United States Geological Survey, Rugby is actually approximately 15 miles (25 km) from the geographic center of North America, and even this designation carries no official status. 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... The Luxor obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris An obelisk is a tall, thin, four-sided, tapering monument which ends in a pyramidal top. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


Geography

Location of Rugby, North Dakota

Rugby is located at 48°22′2″N, 99°59′46″W (48.367129, -99.995979)GR1. Image File history File links NDMap-doton-Rugby. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 km² (1.9 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,939 people, 1,291 households, and 765 families residing in the city. The population density was 588.0/km² (1,520.1/mi²). There were 1,434 housing units at an average density of 286.9/km² (741.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.09% White, 1.02% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are German (49.6%), Norwegian (40.5%), Irish (5.3%), English (4.0%), Russian (3.7%), French (3.6%). Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq...


There were 1,291 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 28.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $25,482, and the median income for a family was $35,745. Males had a median income of $25,885 versus $18,510 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,380. About 9.6% of families and 13.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 19.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The city of Rugby is served by Little Flower Catholic SchoolEly Elementary School and Rugby High School.


Sites of interest

  • Rugby Golf Club - a 9-hole golf course located east of Rugby. It measures 6264 yards from the back tees.

This article is about the sport of golf. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the yard. ... A tee is a stand used to support a stationary ball so that the player can strike it, particuarly in golf, Tee Ball, American football, and rugby. ...

Trivia

  • Rugby is located very near the geographical center of North America.
  • Rugby has been referenced in two separate episodes of the television series Law & Order.
  • In the movie Fight Club, adherents are instructed to re-route their bosses' mail to Rugby, North Dakota.

World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... Law & Order is an American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... Fight Club[1] (1996) is the first published novel by American author Chuck Palahniuk. ...

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Bismarck Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Dakota. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... The Cuisine of North Dakota differs from average Midwestern cuisine in a number of ways. ... The following is a list of governors of the state of North Dakota, United States. ... The History of North Dakota is not as dull as one might think; Certainly the subject matter seems that way on the surface. ... The Music of North Dakota has followed general American trends over much of its history, beginning with ragtime and folk music, moving into big band and jazz. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Burleigh County Mayor John Warford Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 71. ...

Regions:

Badlands | Drift Prairie | Missouri Plateau | Red River Valley | Turtle Mountains The Chinle Badlands at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. ... The Drift Prairie is a geographic region of North Dakota. ... The Coteau du Missouri, or Missouri Plateau, is a large plateau that stretches along the eastern side of the valley of the Missouri River in central North Dakota and north central South Dakota in the United States. ... The Red River Valley is a region in central North America that is drained by the Red River of the North. ... Turtle Mountain, or the Turtle Mountains, generally refers to an area in the north-central portion of the U.S. state of North Dakota and southwestern portion of the Canadian province of Manitoba. ...

Largest cities:

Beulah-Hazen | Bismarck-Mandan | Devils Lake | Dickinson | Fargo-West Fargo | Grafton | Grand Forks | Jamestown | Minot | Rugby | Valley City | Wahpeton | Williston Cities in North Dakota larger than 5,000 in population (according to the 2000 U.S. Census): Fargo - 90,607 Bismarck - 55,502 Grand Forks - 49,366 Minot - 36,583 Mandan - 16,718 Dickinson - 16,010 Jamestown - 15,527 West Fargo - 14,940 Williston - 12,512 Wahpeton - 8,586 Devils... Beulah is a city located in Mercer County, North Dakota. ... Hazen is a city located in Mercer County, North Dakota. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Political Statistics Founded Incorporated Burleigh County Mayor John Warford Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 71. ... Mandan is a city located in Morton County, North Dakota. ... Devils Lake is a city in Ramsey County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Dickinson is a city in Stark County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Flag Location Location in North Dakota Coordinates , Government Country State County Region United States North Dakota Cass County Red River Valley Founded 1871 Mayor Dennis Walaker Geographical characteristics Area     City 98. ... West Fargo is a city located in Cass County, North Dakota. ... Grafton is a city located in Walsh County, North Dakota. ... Motto: A Place of Excellence Nickname: The Sunflake City Map Political Statistics Founded 15 June 1870 Incorporated February 22, 1881 County Grand Forks County Mayor Michael Brown Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 49. ... Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. ... Nickname: Magic City Map Location in Ward County, North Dakota Political Statistics Founded 1886 Incorporated June 28, 1887 County Ward County Mayor Curt Zimbelman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 37. ... Valley City is a city located in Barnes County, North Dakota. ... Wahpeton is a city located in Richland County, North Dakota. ... Williston is a city in Williams County, North Dakota. ...

Counties:

Adams | Barnes | Benson | Billings | Bottineau | Bowman | Burke | Burleigh | Cass | Cavalier | Dickey | Divide | Dunn | Eddy | Emmons | Foster | Golden Valley | Grand Forks | Grant | Griggs | Hettinger | Kidder | La Moure | Logan | McHenry | McIntosh | McKenzie | McLean | Mercer | Morton | Mountrail | Nelson | Oliver | Pembina | Pierce | Ramsey | Ransom | Renville | Richland | Rolette | Sargent | Sheridan | Sioux | Slope | Stark | Steele | Stutsman | Towner | Traill | Walsh | Ward | Wells | Williams List of North Dakota counties: Adams County Barnes County Benson County Billings County Bottineau County Bowman County Burke County Burleigh County Cass County Cavalier County Dickey County Divide County Dunn County Eddy County Emmons County Foster County Golden Valley County Grand Forks County Grant County Griggs County Hettinger County Kidder... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... Barnes County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Benson County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Pokai is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Bottineau County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Bowman County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Burke County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Burleigh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Cass County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Cavalier County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Dickey County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Divide County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Dunn County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Eddy County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Emmons County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... Foster County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Golden Valley County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Grand Forks County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Griggs County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Hettinger County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Kidder County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... LaMoure County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... McHenry County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... McIntosh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... McKenzie County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... McLean County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Morton County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Mountrail County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Nelson County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Oliver County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Pembina County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Pierce County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Ramsey County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Ransom County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Renville County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Rolette County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Sargent County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Sheridan County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Sioux County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Slope County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Stark County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Steele County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Stutsman County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Towner County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Traill County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Walsh County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Ward County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Wells County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Williams County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ...


 
 

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