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Baden Township
T159N X R88W Latitude = 48-36-00 N
Longitude = 102-03-00 W

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All Information from the Book "North Dakota Place Names" by Douglas A Wick


This was a Soo Line Rail Road loading station in SW1/4 Section 13-159-88, Baden Township, three miles north of Coulee, between Kenmare and Donnybrook. It was named for Galva, IL, which was named for Gelfe, Switzerland with an Anglicized spelling. The post office was established July 13, 1899 with Josie Clipper post mistress. She was succeeded by Minnie Price in 1901. The post office closed January 15, 1904 when it was relocated one-half mile west to the new townsite of Baden in S1/2 Section 14-159-88.


This Soo Line RR loading station in S1/2 Section 14-159-88, Baden Township, replaced the Galva station just top the east in 1904. The Galva post office moved here January 15, 1904, taking the name BADE? to honor settlers from that province of Germany. Olof Rudolph was the Post Master and the township clerk. A population of 25 was reported in 1920, but the post office closed November 15, 1920 with mail to Kenmare, and PADEN disappeared from maps in the late 1930s.


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School # 2  Section 16 School #3  Section 30
School #4  Section 14  


Spring Valley Mennonite Cemetery
SW Corner SW1/4 of Section 17-159-88

Baden Cemetery (AKA Faulk Cemetery)
SW 1/4 Section 29



Our Savior Church Section 26


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