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 Library Crosby, N.D.
Divide County Journal 1916 -
1994 Five volumes
Divide County Farmers Press 1919 - 1946 One volume
Crosby Eagle 1905 - 1916 One volume
Crosby Review 1905 - 1919 One volume
Columbus Reporter 1908 - 1957 Two volumes
Portal International 1903 - 1928, 1930 - 1932, 1935 - 1936 One volume
Fortune Leader 1914-1919 One volume
Wildrose Mixer 1914- 1957 One volume
The Plainsman, Wildrose 1908 -1919 One volume
McGregor Herald, McGregor 1916- 1922 One volume
On request, the staff at the Divide County library will copy information from the above volumes and send on request. This excellent work was done by a private individual and only two copies were made, one for the Divide County Library and one for the Minot Public Library. These books contain, information on birth , death , marrages, public meetings, and other historical records. They are arranged by year and are in alphabetical order. It is one of the finest works that I have seen in gathering information from local newspapers.
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
N.D. Census 1915 and 1925
United States Census for North Dakota 1900, 1910, 1920
Soundex for the 1900 North Dakota census
Last update July10, 2006