ROLETTE COUNTY NORTH DAKOTA



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Rolette County History:

 

A bill signed by President Buchanan on March 2, 1861 created Dakota Territory. In 1873 when the legislature created counties, what is now Rolette County (along with parts of Towner County and Pierce County) was originally known as Buffalo County. The boundaries were changed in 1883 and again in 1887 when the county name was changed to Rolette in honor of “Jolly Joe” Rolette (1820-1871), a pioneer and fur trader.

 

 

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About Rolette County:

 

Rolette County is located along the Canadian border in north-central North Dakota. The Turtle Mountain (Chippewa) Indian Reservation is located in the northern part of the county. The largest town and county seat of Rolette County is Rolla.

 

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This page maintained by
Mary Lindbo

NDGenWeb State Coordinator

Michelle Savre

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The US GenWeb Project, Rolette Co, North Dakota

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North Dakota GenWeb Project

Last Modified:

Saturday, July 27, 2013

9:36:05 AM



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