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  • Emmons County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 21, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territoral lands.
    Established:  10-Feb-1879
    County Seat:  Linton, North Dakota

    County history - Emmons County is named in honor of James A. Emmons 1843-1919, a Missouri River Boat Captain who came to Bismarck in 1872 as the post trader at Camp Hancock.
             Williamsport was the county seat from 1883 until 1899 and Linton became the county seat in 1899.

    Emmons Courthouse
    GHLL Emmons County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Emmons County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Emmons County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Emmons County Historical Society
          N.W. First and Oak
          Linton, ND 58552

    5. US/NDGenWeb site - Emmons County Archives
    6. US/NDGenWeb - Emmons County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Emmons County Recorder, P. O. Box 905, Linton, ND 58552.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Burleigh County (north), Kidder County (northeast), Logan County (east),
             McIntosh County (southeast), Campbell County, South Dakota (south),
             Sioux County (west), Morton County (northwest).



  • Foster County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 20, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Pembina County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Carrington, North Dakota

    County history - Foster County is named in honor of either James S. Foster or George I. Foster, brothers who were both prominent in territorial affairs.

    Foster Courthouse
    GHLL Foster County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Foster County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Foster County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (James River Genealogy Club / Carrington, ND)
    6. US/NDGenWeb site - Foster County Archives
    7. US/NDGenWeb - Foster County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 257, Carrington, ND 58421.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Eddy County (north), Griggs County (east), Stutsman County (south),
             Wells County (west).




  • Golden Valley County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 14, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Billings County.
    Established:  11-Nov-1912
    County Seat:  Beach, North Dakota

    County history - Golden Valley County is named after the fields of grass and wheat in the area, after a group of land surveyors noticed that the sunlight gave the surrounding grasses a distinct golden color.

    Golden Valley Courthouse
    1. Golden Valley County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Golden Valley County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Golden Valley County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Golden Valley County Historical Society
          Gwen Lorenz,  (701) 872-3023
          180 1st Ave. S.E.
          Beach, ND 58621

    4. Golden Valley County - US/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Golden Valley County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Golden Valley County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Golden Valley County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Golden Valley County Vital Records - Golden Valley County Recorder, P.O. Box 9, Beach, ND 58621.



  • Grand Forks County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 14, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Pembia County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1873
    County Seat:  Grand Forks, North Dakota

    County history - Grand Forks County is possibly named due to the forks of the Red River of the North, which flows through the area, originating at the confluence of the Bois de Sioux and Otter Tail rivers.

    Grand Forks Courthouse
    GHLL Grand Forks County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Grand Forks County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Grand Forks County Historical Society / Grand Forks, ND)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Red River Valley Genealogy Society / Fargo, ND)
    7. US/NDGenWeb site - Grand Forks County Archives
    8. US/NDGenWeb - Grand Forks County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Grand Forks County Recorder, P.O. Box 5294, Grand Forks, ND 58201.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Walsh County (north), Polk County, Minnesota (east), Traill County
             (southeast), Steele County (southwest), Nelson County (west).



  • Hettinger County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 29, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Stark Couty, 09-Mar-1883.
    Established:  17-Apr-1907
    County Seat:  Mott, North Dakota

    County history - Hettinger County is named in honor of Mathias K. Hettinger (1810-1890), a Freeport, Illinois banker. The name was chosen by his son-in-law, territorial legislator Erastus A. Williams.

    Hettinger Courthouse
    1. Hettinger County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Hettinger County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Hettinger County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Hettinger County - US/NDGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Hettinger County - US/NDGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Hettinger County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Hettinger County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Hettinger County Vital Records - Hettinger County Recorder, P.O. Box 668, Mott, ND 58646.


  • Logan County, North Dakota —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 14, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Buffalo County (now extinct) on 04-Jan-1873.
    Established:  01-Sep-1884
    County Seat:  Napoleon, North Dakota

    County history - Logan County is named in honor of Genneral John Alexander Logan (1826-1886), Civil War veteran from Illinois, who erved as Congressman and US Senator. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Republican Vice-President in 1884.
             Napoleon named as county seat. 17 Jan 1899 county seat relocated to King. Napoleon restored as county seat 30-Sep-1899.

    Logan Courthouse
    GHLL Logan County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Logan County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Logan County, ND Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          Logan County Historical Society
          207 Lake Avenue East
          Napoleon, ND 58561

    5. US/NDGenWeb site - Logan County Archives
    6. US/NDGenWeb - Logan County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Logan County Clerk of Court, 301 Broadway, Napoleon, ND 58561.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Stutsman County (northeast), LaMoure County (east), McIntosh County
             (south), Emmons County (west), Kidder County (northwest).



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