Carrington, a city located in Foster County,
North Dakota. Founded in 1883, Carrington is also home to the
Dakota Growers Pasta Company Inc. Carrington is in the Drift
Prairie Region of North Dakota.
The City sits 1,585 feet above sea level. There are many fields
of small grains,
beans, sunflowers and pastures where they raise
the cattle and buffalo.
three schools located here, Carrington Elementary
School, Carrington High
and the Prairie View Adventist
As of the 2000 census, Carrington's population is at 2,268. Midcontinent Communications provides cable service to the
Carrington and New Rockford. Dakota Central
service to Carrington,
Jamestown, and other nearby communities. Central Dakota
provides cable service to other nearby communities.
Also located in Carrington City is the Carrington City library.
A public library that is
central facility for the library system that serves Carrington.
The library director as of
date is Lenore Franchuk. Shopping in Carrington is easy because
a lot of the shops
are located Main Street. These shops sell anything from antiques
also has many attractions which include The McHenry
Railroad loop, the Putnam House,
the Camp Kimball State Historical Park, the Foster County
Museum, the Hawks Nest Ridge, Pipestem Creek. The city also
offers special tours such as, the Birding Drives. People who
like golf would also be happy to know that the city has a
championship golf-course with driving range and a four-mil
Festivals to look forward to when visiting Carrington include
the annual Roughrider Rodeo which is held each June, the annual
portholes and prairie birding festival which is held in June as
well, the annual "Pastafest" which is held every August and the
Foster County fair which is also held annually in Foster County.
Carrington is considered to be the leader in North Dakota's
mainly because the Dakota Growers Pasta
Company is based there. With the
continuos growth of the
company, so does Carrington's economy.
It is also been
said the Carrington is one of the best places to
live a stress free life in.
residents of Carrington are Larry Woiwode, author and
current ND poet laureate
and Jim Kleinsasser a player for the
This year, 2008,
Carrington will celebrate its 125th