Cass County dates back to the days of the Dakota Territory. It was one of the original counties defined in 1872, and was organized on October 27, 1873, at a meeting in Fargo. It is named in honor of George Washington Cass who was an American industrialist and president of the Northern Pacific Railway. It's county seat is Fargo.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,768 square miles, of which 1,765 square miles is land and 3 square miles is water. As of the 2010 census, the population was 149,778. It is the most populous and fastest growing county in North Dakota.
It is bordered by Traill County on the north, Norman County, Minnesota to the northeast, Clay County, Minnesota to the east, Richland County to the southeast, Ransom County to the southwest, Barnes County to the west, and Steele County to the northwest.
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