Dunn County

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Dunn County is named for John Piatt Dunn of Bismarck,  North Dakota ( 1839-1917 ), an 1872 arrival who opened the first drug store in North Dakota and who was a civic and commercial leader. 


Created:  May 24, 1901

County Seat:

Manning  1908 – present


County Courthouse – Manning


Location:  205 Owen Street / Highway 22

Built: 1994 – 1995

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Rich zumBrunnen

Contractor:  Kolling & Kolling Inc.


Description:  The building faces south and  is a one story dark brown colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the town. The south front has a single thin column supporting the brick portico. The building has small windows and the roof line is flat.


Note:  The previous courthouse was a one and a half story wood structure designed by Arnt Ree and built by Davis & Son in 1915.



N – McKenzie County and Mountrail County

E – McLean County and Mercer County

S – Stark County

W – Billings County and McKenzie County 





County Courthouse
















Picture 1915 Courthouse

Photos taken 2007 and 2009