The Dakota Icelanders Project

Pioneer Icelandic Settlers
of Walsh County

This webpage is under construction. It was decided that the website itself would be put up prior to actual completion of all the segments of the website. The goal is to make people aware of the website; if they find it of interest they can return periodically to see the changes made. Visit the Advance (Avon) Township page for an example of a more complete community webpage.

I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who finds this of interest, who wishes to participate in The Dakota Icelanders Project, or who has corrections, comments or suggestions regarding the content of the website.

Walsh County

Walsh County is in northeast North Dakota, the second county south of the northern border and bordered by Minnesota to the east. The largest town in the county is Grafton, population about 5000. The nearest large city is Grand Forks, population about 50,000 (metro population about 100,000, including East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and suburbs), about 25 miles south of the southeast corner of the township.

Walsh County 1895

Walsh County in 1895

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Walsh County Townships

Walsh County Townships

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The Icelanders

The placenames with significant Icelandic populations in Walsh County were Little Salt (near Cashel, northeast of Grafton on the 1895 map), Grafton, Park River and Edinburg.

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