Dunn County, North Dakota Area

Area Coordinator: Volunteer Needed

Date Formed: Dunn County was formed in 1883 from Howard County but abolished that same year.   It was later added to Stark County in 1897 and finally formed as Dunn County from Stark and Mercer in 1908. The county was named for John Piatt Dunn (1839-1917), an early pioneer of western North Dakota, and later mayor of Bismarck.

County Seat: Manning, 1908-present

Cities, townships and historical communities:
Dodge, Dunn Center, Emerson, Fayette, Halliday, Hirschville, Killdeer, Manning, Marshall, New Hradec, Oakdale, Twin Buttes, Werner, Whetstone


Name Type Source
Fayette ND Village History Heritage Review #17-2, pg. 1, 1987
Dunn County, ND, St. Martin's Cemetery Death Register Heritage Review #31-4, pg. 20, 2001


  • 50th golden Anniversary 1914-1964 Dodge North Dakota. A tribute to the early settlers of Dodge, Dunn Co., ND.
  • Diamond Jubilee 1914-1989 Dodge, North Dakota. Family histories which include some of the later generations.
  • Halliday, ND Diamond Jubilee 1914-1989. Histories of some of the early families who lived who lived in Halliday, Dunn Co., ND.
  • A Century of Progress by the Czechs of New Hradec, ND
  • The Church of Saints Peter and Paul 1898-1998, New Hradec, ND
Cemetery - Information Location
Big Beaver Cemetery East of Twin Buttes
Dunn Center Cemetery Dunn Center
Kyseth Memorial Cemetery Marshall
Oakdale Cemetery. North of Killdeer
Emerson Cemetery Dunn Center
Golgotha Lutheran Cemetery Golden Valley
Halliday Cemetery Halliday
Holen Cemetery East of Twin Buttes
Killdeer Cemetery Killdeer
Ridgeway Lutheran Cemetery. NW of Taylor
Roshau Cemetery (Index) Rural Dickinson
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Halliday
St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery Twin Buttes
St. Paul's Cemetery Halliday
St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Dodge
Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery New Hradec
Vang Lutheran Cemetery Dunn Center
Werner Cemetery Dunn Center

Census Records:
1910 Images
1920 Images
1930 Images

Homesteader BLM Records

Maps:GRHS Online Map Collection
1906 North Dakota
1921 North Dakota

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Websites relating to Dunn County:
Dunn County, North Dakota US GenWeb Project
Wikipedia/Dunn County, North Dakota