Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Dakota Territory Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
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DatasetTitle Dakota Territory Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
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Title Dakota Territory Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Sinko, Peggy Tuck, and Deborah Skok. Dakota Territory Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Sinko, Peggy Tuck, historical compiler
Creator.PersonalName Skok, Deborah, historical compiler
Subject Dakota Territory Historical State and County Boundaries. 
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Dakota Territory from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 456 polygons, 13.363 MB
Source Laws of Dakota Territory, other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -114.068154
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -90.109107
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 50.043487
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 38.000896
Coverage.t.early 1804-10-01
Coverage.t.late 1889-11-01
Coverage.PlaceName Dakota Territory
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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