Benson County, North Dakota Genealogy

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United States  > North Dakota > Benson County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1883--Benson County was created 9 March 1883 from DeSmet and Ramsey Counties. County seat: Minnewaukan [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservations

Spirit Lake Reservation is located primarily in Benson County, with a portion in Eddy County. Historically it was also known as Devils Lake Reservation, and sometimes incorrectly referred to as Fort Totten Reservation.

Neighboring Counties

Eddy | Nelson | Pierce | Ramsey | Towner | Wells

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).