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Divide County History

Divide County is located in the Northwest corner of North Dakota.

In 1873 Wallette Co in Dakota territory was created which included Divide Co, however, it was never organized due to a lack of settlers. In 1883 Wallette Co was divided into Buford and Flannery Counties. In 1891 they became Williams County. In 1910 Williams was divided into Williams and Divide County after a vote of the citizens

The population in 1911 was 6000 reaching a peak of 9627 in 1920. The population in 1997 was 2899.

The County seat is Crosby named for S.A. Crosby of Portal who first plotted the townsite.


Divide County Map



Divide County BLM Records


Divide County Library Crosby, N.D.

Hours 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday -Friday 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. Saturday Phone 701-965-6305

The library has an excellent collection of Divide County newspapers on microfilm.

The following are Divide County resources located at the Ward County Public Library, Minot, North Dakota
Phone  701-852-5388

Notes and Indexes of Deaths in the Divide County.   These records are from the same source as the ones listed under the Divide County Library. The records are also from the same newspapers as listed under the Divide County Library.Census Records

Census Records

N.D. Census 1915 and 1925

United States Census for North Dakota 1900, 1910, 1920

Soundex for the 1900 North Dakota census


Vital Records for North Dakota


 ND Public Death Index



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Last update July10, 2006