Trails to the Past

North Dakota

Towner County


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The Towner County seat is Cando. The city of Towner, North Dakota, is in McHenry County.
The county was founded in 1883 by territorial legislation (predating statehood). It was named after Oscar M. Towner (b. 1842, d. 1897), a businessman and member of the 15th territorial legislature. After founding, the county government was fully organized on January 24, 1884 

Cities of Towner County are Bisbee, Cando, Egeland, Hansboro, Maza, Perth, Rocklake, and Sarles.  The western portion of Sarles lies within Towner County, while the balance of the city lies within Cavalier County to the east.

Townships of Towner County

Armourdale
Atkins
Bisbee
Bethel
Cando
Coolin
Crocus
Dash
Egeland
Gerrard
Grainfield
Hansboro
Howell

Lansing
Maza
Monroe
Mount View
New City
Olson
Paulson
Perth
Picton
Rock Lake
Sidney

Smith
Sorenson
Springfield
Teddy
Twin Hill
Victor
Virginia
Zion

 

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Adjacent Counties and rural municipalities

Turtle Mountain, Manitoba (north)
Roblin, Manitoba (north)
Louise, Manitoba (north)
Cavalier County (east)
Ramsey County (southeast)
Benson County (south)
Pierce County (southwest)
Rolette County (west)

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