Rolette County, North Dakota
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Rolette County History
 The county was created by the 1872-73 territorial legislature and named for Joseph Rolette, Jr., a fur trader and politician from Pembina.

The county government was first organized on October 14, 1884.

Its county seat is Rolla.
From 1884 to 1885, the county seat was Dunseith  
From 1885 to 1889, the county seat was St. John

The largest city is Belcourt, which is operated by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Native Americans.

Dunseith * Mylo * Rolla (county seat) * Rolette * St. John *

Census-designated places
Belcourt * East Dunseith * Green Acres * Shell Valley

Unincorporated Communities
Agate * Carpenter

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Rolette County Data


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County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

Native American Records

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School Records

Wills/Probate Records


Website Updates:
Nov 2018:  obit for LAFRANCE, GRAYBILL.  Marriage news for WESTERENG - LARSON





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Surrounding Counties
Towner County (east)
Pierce County (south)
Bottineau County (west)

Municipality of Morton, Manitoba (north)
Municipality of Turtle Mountain, Manitoba (north)

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