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Surrey Township
T155N R81W Latitude = 48-14-11 N
Longitude = 101-07-59 W

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


This Great Northern Railroad townsite was promoted by Max Bass, the railroad's immigration agent, in 1894 in Section 19-155-81, Surrey Township and named for Surrey, England by railroad officials. Settlement began in 1900, and the post office was established June 18, 1900 with George W. Burke Postmaster. The town became a household word in ND in 1911 when it was made the terminus of the GNRR's new Surrey cutoff line from Fargo. The elevation is 1473, and the Zip Code is 58785. The village did not incorporate until 1951, when the population was about 150. Since that time it has become a favorite location for people who work in Minot, but wish to live in a smaller town, and its 1980 population reached a peak of 998.


Business History



School #1  Section 30



Surrey Brethren Church Cemetery
SW 1/4 Section 18

Fairview Mennonite Church Cemetery
NE 1/4 Section 31





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