Carrington was founded in 1882, and named after an early settler, M.D. Carrington.
The town was designated the county seat in 1883.
In the 2010 Census the population was 2065. Carrington is known as the Central City because of our great location within the state of North Dakota.
Why Carrington, ND?
Pipestem Creek Trail
Dakota Sun Gardens
Outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy Carrington, a small town northwest of Jamestown in the heart of the Central Flyway and some of the best birding opportunities in the nation. Every year, thousands of waterfowl make their way along the flyway to and from breeding grounds and wintering sites. But they aren't the only winged creatures found here.
Carrington is part of Birding Drives Dakota, a trail of six distinct birding drives designed by a leading ornithologist to take you to the best places for birding in the Missouri Coteau.
Observe the American white pelicans at Chase Lake National Refuge, dancing sharp-tailed grouse at Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge and grassland birds near Lake Juanita.
Check out the unique geographic feature at Hawks Nest Ridge, only a few miles southwest of Carrington. The butte is 300 feet higher than the surrounding plains. This undeveloped, unfenced 100-acre area has one of the few remaining stands of native grass and pine oaks. Enjoy nature study, hiking and overnight camping in warm weather and skiing and tobogganing in winter.
Carrington, ND top websites:
Pipestem Creek Mountain Biking
Named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for 2019