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Welcome to Steele County, ND
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Hello, my name is Fred Coleman and as host of this site I hope you find the
information helpful and interesting.

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing
genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.

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I will try to answer any questions about the county that I can.

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the updates we make to this site.


County Information

The county seat of Steele County is Finley.
Steele County was founded in 1883 from portions of the
adjoining Traill and Griggs Counties.
The county was named for Edward Steele of the Red River
Land Company.
The city of Steele, North Dakota, is in Kidder County.

For more early history information, including early pioneers and settlers, see the County, Township, and City History links below,


Online Data
Biographies Births
Cemeteries Census
Church Histories City Histories
County History Marriages
Military Newspaper Data
Obituaries Postmasters
School Records Township Histories
Wills/Legal Records  

Website Updates:

August 2016: Church history for Perry Lutheran Church, 1883 Pensioners List for portions of Steele County that were originally part of Griggs County; Bios for BAKER, CURRY, DAY and DORRANCE;

July 2016: Church history for Bang Lutheran Church, Postmasters for Luverne, Bios for LARIMORE, RAY, and SHAW;

June 2016: Bios for PEPPER, SLINGSBY, and WARNER;

May 2016: Postmasters for Colgate and Golden Lake;


March 2016: History for the city of Sharon, bios for Jesse Bugbee and Loring Bugbee, History for the Ostervold American Lutheran Church;

January 2016: Church histories for Assembly of God, St. Olaf Catholic Church, and United Methodist Church;

December 2015: Finley high school graduates - 1930;

February 2015: Postmasters for Finley, Hope, and Sherbrooke;

January 2015: HAPPY NEW YEAR! - Hope High School Teachers 1907 - 1950; Bio for A. C. Bakken;

Prior Updates


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Surrounding Counties
Grand Forks County (north) Cass County (southeast)
Griggs County (west) Traill County (east)
Barnes County (southwest) Nelson County (northeast)


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