Rugby is a city in Pierce County, North Dakota in the United States. It is the county seat of Pierce County. The population was 2,876 at the 2010 census. Rugby was founded in 1886 at a junction on the Great Northern Railway, where a branch line to Bottineau met the main line. The railroad promoters initially platted the town as Rugby Junction, getting the name Rugby from the town of Rugby in Warwickshire, England.
Sites of interest
- Geographical Center of North America - Rugby is located in the geographical center of North America. There is a cairn marking this spot.
- Prairie Village Museum houses some of Pierce County's oldest historical buildings & artifacts including the 1886 Great Northern Railroad Depot.
- The Victorian Dress Museum -The building that houses the museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.