Jamestown, North Dakota

Jamestown, North Dakota

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Jamestown, North Dakota
settlement_type = City
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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Jamestown, North Dakota

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = North Dakota
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Stutsman

government_footnotes =
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Clarice Liechty
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established_title = Founded
established_date = 1872

area_footnotes =
area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 32.4
area_land_km2 = 32.3
area_water_km2 = 0.1
area_total_sq_mi = 12.5
area_land_sq_mi = 12.5
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes =
population_total = 14,813
population_density_km2 = 481.3
population_density_sq_mi = 1246.7

timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 429
elevation_ft = 1407
latd = 46 |latm = 54 |lats = 20 |latNS = N
longd = 98 |longm = 42 |longs = 11 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 58401, 58402, 58405
area_code = 701
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 38-40580GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1029648GR|3
website = [http://www.jamestownnd.com/ www.jamestownnd.com]
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Jamestown is a city in Stutsman County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Stutsman CountyGR|6. The population is 14,813 as of 2006, making it the seventh largest city in North Dakota. Jamestown was founded in 1872.

On the south side of the city sits the North Dakota State Hospital. This hospital treats patients with psychiatric disorders, as well as serving as the state's holding facility for dangerously mentally-ill inmates.


Jamestown is located at coor dms|46|54|20|N|98|42|11|W|city (46.905641, -98.702994)GR|1 at the confluence of the James River and Pipestem Creek. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.4 km² (12.5 mi²). 32.2 km² (12.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.40%) is water.
Jamestown Regional Airport serves the city, and provides scheduled flights to all major North Dakotan metropolitan areas, as well as chartered flights out of state.


In 1872, the U.S. Army established Fort Seward, a small post garrisoned by three companies (about 120 men) of the Twentieth Infantry Regiment, on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the James River and Pipestem Creek. The fort guarded the crossing of the James by the Northern Pacific Railroad. The fort only lasted five years, being decommissioned in 1877 - but the railroad remained, establishing a repair yard that was among the city's main industries until the 1960s. The city was founded in 1872 and incorporated in 1883. Many early French-Canadian settlers and trappers referred to the city as "Jacquesville", a nick-name which persisted into the mid-20th century fact|date=July 2007.According to the local museum, Anton Klaus named Jamestown after his hometown, Jamestown, Virginia, due to the fact that it reminded him of the beautiful colony.


Jamestown has a strong manufacturing base as well as agriculure, retail and wholesale businesses.The pride that Jamestown workers take in their work is turned into profits for Jamestown area employers. Low rates of absenteeism, productive work habits and a high degree of self-reliance and motivation not only account for significant levels of agricultural production, but also contribute to the North Dakota worker's ability to out produce the national worker. Jamestown workers are among the most productive and dependable in the nation. Dedication to hard work blended with our history of plain-spoken honesty creates a general attitude of respect for employment and property. This attitude proves itself time and again with statistics like consistently low employee absenteeism, low employee turnover, and almost non-existent work stoppage rates. According to the employers surveyed in 2008 Labor Availability, the working age population of Jamestown is well-educated and are loyal to their employers.

Notable companies and corporations headquartered in Jamestown, North Dakota, North Dakota, USA include:

Dakota Central Telecommunications

These are locally produced cable television stations carried on the Dakota Central Telecommunications Cable system in Jamestown-Kensal-Gackle-Wimbledon:

Notable residents

*Scott Bintz - Business Founder ("RealTruck.Com")
*Alf Clausen - film and television score composer ("The Simpsons")
*William E. DePuy - U.S. Army general and first commander of TRADOC
*Darin Erstad - Houston Astros center fielder
*Richard Hieb - astronaut
*Jack Kirkpatrick - Western artist
*Louis L'Amour - author
*Peggy Lee - jazz singer and composer
*Barbara McClintock - children's book illustrator
*Shadoe Stevens - radio personality
*Mick Wagner - musician and radio personality
*Harley Venton - actor


External links

* [http://www.jamestownnd.com/ City of Jamestown official website]
* [http://www.jamestownsun.com "The Jamestown Sun" website]
* [http://www.jc.edu Jamestown College website] Geographic Location (8-way)
Centre = Jamestown
North = Kensal
Northeast = Spiritwood Lake
East = Sanborn
Southeast = Montpelier
South = Edgeley
Southwest = Gackle
West = Medina
Northwest = Buchanan

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