Kidder County North Dakota Genealogy

Kidder County North Dakota Genealogy

About the North Dakota GenWeb Project

  • Kidder County Archives

  • Kidder County Queries

  • Kidder County Published Resources and Lookup Volunteers

  • 1883 Census Kidder County Veterans & Widows

  • Kidder County Cemetery Index

    James River Genealogy Club

  • Index to North Dakota entries in the 1885 Dakota Territory Census

  • Index to North Dakota Naturalization Papers

    History of Kidder County

    Kidder County was established January 4, 1873, and was organized March 22, 1881. Steele was temporarily named the county seat, and popular vote in the fall of 1882 made it permanent. The county was named for Jefferson Parish Kidder (1815- 1883) who served as the Dakota Territorial delegate to Congress, and was an Associate Justice to the territorial Supreme Court. The courthouse had been a hotel owned by Colonel Steele, and was sold to the county in 1885. Kidder county is in grain farming and cattle country, and on the main line of the Burlington Northern Railroad, and Interstate I-94. The county is rich in history of battles fought during the Sibley Expedition of 1863 after the Minnesota uprising. Steele has a current population of 762.

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    This page last updated 3 July 2017