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Freedom Township
T153N R83W
Township Map Early Days
Latitude = 48-02-54 N
Longitude = 101-21-29 W
Township Information and map are from the book "People of the Prairie"
By the people of the South Prairie area.

   Freedom Township was organized on February 17, 1904.
(Next the names of the 25 citizens needed for township creation are listed)
   When the first election was held, the name of the township was chosen. The choice was between Foster and Liberty. In a burst of patriotism the voters named their township Liberty. In a few years the name was changed to Freedom when it was discovered that other places had the name Liberty.

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


This was a farm post office established August 12, 1905 with Martin O. Hulberg (1869-1945) as Postmaster, who was born in Norway and came here in 1902 from Minnesota. It was named for its township, which was given this patriotic name, chosen by the local residents over the other suggested name of Foster. Later it was discovered that the township name was duplicated, and to comply with a state law prohibiting such duplication, the name was changed to Freedom. The post office was located in SW1/4 Section 2-153-83, Freedom Township, nine miles south of Minot, and closed March 15, 1906 with mail to Minot.

South Prairie

This is a rural community located primarily in Sections 23, 24, 25 & 26-153-83, Freedom Township, twelve miles south of Minot at the junction of US Highway 83 and ND Highway 23. It was generally known as STRINGTOWN until adopting this name, descriptive of its location on the prairie south of Minot, after World War II. A U.S. Air Force radar base operated 1951-1979 at a site two miles south of here and remains a landmark for area residents.

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School #1  Section 3

School #2  Section 22
School #3  Section 7 School #4  Section 5


Saron Lutheran Cemetery
NE 1/4 Section 10






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