Cavalier County North Dakota
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Cavalier County was created from the western part of Pembina County in 1873 and named by the Territorial Legislature for Charles Cavileer, a well known fur trader, customs agent and postmaster. The spelling has always been Cavalier.

After petitioning the Territorial Governor for permission to organize the county, Patrick McHugh, W. Hudson Matthews, and L.C. Noracong met for the purpose on July 8, 1884.

The site of the new county seat was chosen at this meeting and named Langdon for Robert Bruce Langdon of Minnesota, a federal railroad official who never visited the town.

Fifteen townships from Pembina County were added to Cavalier County by vote of their residents in May 1885. A census taken at that time revealed 5,029 residence living in nine large townships. The nine townships names used in 1885 are still used. The current boundaries and township names were standardized in 1906.

The first court house was built in the fall of 1884. It was used briefly and then abandoned for warmer and more centrally located quarters in a downtown bank. A large brick court house was built in 1895 on the present site. This building served county officials until the current court house was constructed in 1957-58.
[Source: Wikipedia.org]


Cities and Unincorporated Communities

Alsen

Calio

Calvin

Hannah

Hove Mobile Park

Langdon

Loma

Milton

Munich

Nekoma

Osnabrock

Sarles

Wales

Townships

Alma

Banner

Billings

Bruce

Byron

Cypress

Dresden

Easby

East Alma

Fremont

Glenila

Gordan

Grey

Hay

Henderson

Huron

Linden

Loam

Manilla

Montrose

Moscow

Mount Carmel

North Loma

North Olga

Osford

Perry

Seivert

South Dresden

South Olga

Storlie

Trier

Union

Waterloo

West Hope

 


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Website Updates
Feb 2014: obits for PETERSON
Previous Updates:
Biographies for BALSDON, BORUSKY, HELGESEN, MCLEAN, PLAIN; Bio for Prof. Edward J. Fox,  William F. Winter, Hon. Walter A. Laidlaw, Homer E. Kinney ; Early history as told by resident Louie Wohletz



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Surrounding Counties

Pembina (east)

Walsh (southeast)

Ramsey (south)

Towner (west)

Surrounding Rural Municipalities
located to the North in Manitoba, Canada

Louise

Pembina

Stanley

 


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