Moorhead is located in the western part of the state of Minnesota and is a city and seat of Clay County. It sits along the Red River of the North which is situated across from Fargo in North Dakota, which is a mixed-farming community. The area where the present-day Moorhead stands was founded when the railroad arrived in 1781 and became the natural transportation hub and the river-crossing point, wherein it has overloaded roads and rail traffic meeting the barges, and later on the steamboats that go through the river. The city's name was taken after William G. Moorhead, who is a director of the Northern Pacific Railway Company. Moorhead’s economy is mostly agriculture-based and has been depending primarily on sugar beet refining and as well crops-growing which include wheat, barley, sugar beets, and potatoes. More than 41,800 people live in this city, and approximately 62% own their homes. Moorhead’s median home value is $171,100, which is slightly lower than the national average of $184,700. Many families and young professionals call Moorhead home, and most of them have a conservative outlook in life. Most vacationers stop by Moorhead for its amazing museums and scenic parks. The Plains Art Museum, Rourke Art Museum, Comstock House, and Hjemkomst Center are must-see destinations for history buffs, culture enthusiasts, and art lovers. Nature lovers, on the other hand, can’t go wrong with a day spent at the beautiful Lions Conservancy Park, Orchard Glen Park, Iwen Park, Dike East Dog Park, Oak Grove Park, and Island Park. The city is named after an official of the Northern Pacific railroad, William Garroway Moorhead. Fargo City, North Dakota, is tucked close to its western side, while Dilworth Minnesota is nestled on its eastern side.
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