|Over a period of 10 years Bottineau,
Burleigh, De Smet, Gingras, Kidder, Logan, Mountrail, Renville, Rolette,
Sheridan, Stevens, Stutsman, Wallette and Wells counties were formed from
Buffalo County. Wallette County was established 08/Jan/1873 (the
area in which today's Divide and Williams Counties exist) in Dakota territory,
it was never organized due to a lack of settlers.
In 1883 Wallette County split creating two unorganized counties, Buford County on the West and Flannery County on the East. In 1891 they became Williams County.
In 1910 Williams was divided into Williams and Divide County after a vote of the citizens
Williams County is but one of 3,072 counties in the United States as clarified in COUNTY NEWS ONLINE.
County seat - Williston.