Cavalier County - NDGenWeb Project Click for the NDGenWeb state site Click here for the USGenWeb national site
Welcome to
Cavalier County, North Dakota


Break out of frames

Map of Cavalier County

The Present Weather in Cavalier County
brought to you by Wunderground


Visit our neighbors
North - Manitoba, Canada
East - Pembina, Walsh Counties
South - Walsh, Ramsey Counties
West - Towner County

Queries | County Resources | State Resources | Surnames | Look-Ups | County Archives | Other

About the North Dakota GenWeb Project
Michelle Savre, State Coordinator

Cavalier County History

Cavalier County was established by the 1879 territorial legislature and organized 8 July 1884. It is generally accepted that it was named after Charles Turner Cavileer (1818-1902), a customs collector at Pembina who was one of the state's earliest settlers and a well known politician.
Cavalier County was originally a part of Pembina County, and it's borders were changed several times before the present boudaries were established. The population of the county was sparce prior to 1879, but settlement grew rapidly with the construction of what was known as the "Manitoba Line" of the Great Northern Railway during the 1880's. New towns were plotted from Union in the southeast corner of the county to Hannah in the northwest as the railway construction moved to it's most westward point.

County Seat: Langdon, 1884-present.
Area 1488 square miles.
2010 population -- 3993.


County & Regional Information Sources and Databases

State Resource & Database Sites

Rootsweb's Cavalier Co. ND Resource Page

  • Cavalier County Calendar (Reunions, Family Gatherings, etc.)
  • Mailing List Join the mailing list, or do a search.
  • It also has WorldConnect Family Trees, SSDI, State Web Sites, Projects, Transcriptions, Primary Records, General Links, Classifieds, and a Guestbook.


Adjacent Counties

Lookup Volunteers

If you own resources (surnames/lookup sources) and would be willing to help others via email or US mail, please contact Roger Olson

Search the Cavalier County website

Enter Keywords, such as a surname or place name:  
powered by FreeFind
You are our [an error occurred while processing this directive] th visitor since 15 June 2004 -- thanks for stopping by!
This page was last updated Tuesday, 11-Sep-2018 04:38:24 MDT

Roger Olson
County Coordinator
(Please note, Although a native of Cavalier County, North Dakota,
I no longer live in the area and cannot help with research or do lookups except as noted on the Volunteer Lookups page.)