Wild Rice, North Dakota

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Wild Rice, North Dakota
Unincorporated community
Looking north at Wild Rice
Looking north at Wild Rice
Wild Rice is located in North Dakota
Wild Rice
Wild Rice
Wild Rice is located in the US
Wild Rice
Wild Rice
Coordinates: 46°44′47″N 96°48′34″W / 46.74639°N 96.80944°W / 46.74639; -96.80944Coordinates: 46°44′47″N 96°48′34″W / 46.74639°N 96.80944°W / 46.74639; -96.80944
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Cass
Elevation 909 ft (277 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 701
GNIS feature ID 1032805[1]

Wild Rice is an unincorporated community in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. Wild Rice is located near the Wild Rice River 9 miles (14 km) south of downtown Fargo.[2]

History[edit]

Wild Rice was platted in 1884 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] A post office called Wild Rice was established in 1884, and remained in operation until 1970.[4] The community was originally built up chiefly by French Canadians.[5]

Wild Rice Bar & Grill

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wild Rice". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Cass County, North Dakota General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). North Dakota Department of Transportation. 2004. p. 1. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Hoheisel, Tim; Nielsen, Andrew R. (2007). Cass County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-7385-4145-7. 
  4. ^ "Cass County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State. WPA. p. 195. ISBN 978-1-62376-033-5.