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Barnes county is located in eastern North Dakota and has Valley City as its county seat. The county population on July 1, 1999, was 11,864, a decrease of 681 over the 1990 census.

Major features in the county include Bald Hill Dam on the Sheyenne River which was built to impound Lake Ashtabula. Two smaller pothole lakes, Fox Lake and Eckels Lake in the southwest corner of the county, provide an outlet for fishermen as well as waterfowlers.

A strange quirk in the geology of the land along I-94 between Jamestown and Valley City creates a "continental divide". Waters to the north and east of this point enter into the Red River of the North/Nelson River drainage, leading northeastward toward Hudson Bay. Waters to the south and west of here enter into the James River/Missouri River/Mississippi River drainage, leading southward toward the Gulf of Mexico.

Location: Valley City North Dakota

Other North Dakota Counties nearby:
(Valley City) Barnes County
(Lisbon) Ransom County
(Jamestown) Stutsman County
(Hillsboro) Traill County

02/05 Coming to The Valley City area
Scandinavian Hjemkomst and Midwest Viking Festivals Moorhead MN June28-29 The Midwest Viking Festival is an outdoor gathering of craftsmen, musicians and living history enthusiasts, from throughout the upper Midwest, who specialize in bringing the Viking Age back to life.
Brown County Fair Aberdeen SD August12-18 The Brown County Fair has been providing entertainment and promoting family unity since the 1880s. Enjoy the Dacotah Stampede Rodeo and the demolition derby.