Towner County, North Dakota Genealogy

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Towner County, North Dakota genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

Towner County, North Dakota
Map of North Dakota highlighting Towner County
Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the U.S. highlighting North Dakota
Location of North Dakota in the U.S.
Founded March 8, 1883
County Seat Cando
Address Towner County Courthouse
315 2nd Street
PO Box 517
Cando, ND 58324-0517
Phone: 701.968.4345
Towner County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1888,
divorce records from 1890, probate records from 1886,
court records from 1889, land records from 1884 and
burial records[1]


Parent County

8 March 1883: Towner County was created from Rolette and Cavalier Counties. County seat: Cando [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Benson | Cavalier | Pierce | Ramsey | Rolette




  • 1885
  • 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930


Church records can be found online, kept onsite at the church, or housed in a church archive or library. See North Dakota Church Records for more information on how to locate the records.



Local Histories





Probate records, including wills and estates, are at the county clerk's office. See also North Dakota Probate Records.


County tax records are at the county treasurer's, auditor's or clerk's office in the county courthouse. Some tax records may have been moved to the North Dakota State Archives.

Vital Records

Birth, marriage, death, and divorce records may be recorded on registers, certificates, or other documents at the county clerk's office. Many records are also being digitized and put online. See North Dakota Vital Records for more information about availability and how to access them.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Towner County, North Dakota. Page 526 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).