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County Information
Founded February 17, 1881
Named in honor of the large number of Norwegians, or Normans, who settled in this county.
Seat: Ada
Largest city: Ada

* Ada * Borup * Gary * Halstad * Hendrum * Perley * Shelly * Twin Valley

* Anthony Twp * Bear Park Twp * Flom Twp * Fossum Twp * Good Hope Twp * Green Meadow Twp
* Halstad Twp * Hegne Twp * Hendrum Twp * Home Lake Twp * Lake Ida Twp * Lee Twp
* Lockhart Twp * Mary Twp * McDonaldsville Twp * Pleasant View Twp * Rockwell Twp * Shelly Twp
* Spring Creek Twp * Strand Twp * Sundal Twp * Waukon Twp * Wild Rice Twp * Winchester Twp

* Lockhart * Hadler * Syre

Online Data



Church Histories / Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Apr. 2013: Obits: Anderson, Beppre, Farley, Hanson, Lightbourn, Mott, Ohloff, Reinhardt, Smedsrud
Marriages: Allen - Moore; Cooper - Aamoth; Johnson - Jacobson
Schools: Ada High School Commencement - 1908 and 1915
Ada Community News for June 9, 1896

July 2012: Bio: Carlisle
June 2012: Bio: Lee
May 2012: Bios: Allen, Andrews
Apr. 2012: Bio: Fulton
Mar. 2012: Bios: Clark, Hanson; Marriage: Klemetsrud-Gilbertson; Company E List of Officers & Privates
Feb. 2012: WWI, Korean & Vietnam Roll of Honor; WW2 Army Honor List, News re Co. E. 11th Battalion Infantry; Draft Board, Norman Co. Death Index; misc. news page; Farm Bureau; County History (1920); Bios: Biorn, Bosworth, Brattland
Jan 2012: Cemeteries; Train wreck story; Sick List and gossip News; Community News

Previous Updates:
1895 Fire Wardens


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