Foster County, North Dakota Area

Area Coordinator Area Coordinator Needed

Date Formed: 1883

County Seat: Carrington, 1883-present.

Cities, townships and historical communities:

CITIES: Barlow, Bordulac, Carrington, Glenfield, Grace City, Guptill, Juanita, Lemert, McHenry, Melville.

TOWNSHIPS: Birtsell, Bordulac, Bucephalia, Carrington, Eastman, Estabrook, Florance, Glenfield, Haven, Larrabee, Longview, McHenry, McKinnon, Melville, Nordmore, Rolling Prairie, Rose Hill, Wyard.

Books (These books are available at GRHS headquarters)

  • 1st Germantown Baptist Congregation, Madison, Dakota Territory 1884-1887, Carrington, Dakota Territory 1877 Church records by Elaine Bauer
  • 25th Anniversary of cornerstone laying; dedication of Sunday School annex, Trinity Lutheran Church, Carrington, North Dakota by R. S. Roesler
  • A History of Foster County by Foster County History Book Committee
  • Carrington's Diamond Jubilee, 1883-1953 Carrington, North Dakota, July 17, 18, 19, souvenir program
  • Cemeteries of Foster County North Dakota by George L. Barron (1997)
  • Cemeteries of North Dakota, Foster County by Red River Valley Genealogy Society.

Cemeteries      [Some Indexes] City Township Latitude Longitude
Alexander Burials Fenced, abandoned Bordulac 47.2424N 98.5328W
Barlow Cemetery Barlow Estabrook 47.3450N 99.0807W
Carrington Cemetery Carrington Carrington 47.2753N 99.0728W
Eastman Free Methodist Glenfield Eastman 47.2223N 98.3230W
German Baptist Church Cemetery    Melville Longview 47.2051N 99.1049W
Glenfield Cemetery Glenfield Glenfield 47.2659N 98.3114W
Grace City Grace City Larabee 47.3447N 98.4754W
James River Brethren Cemetery Fenced, abandoned Haven 47.2637N 98.5036W
James River Norsk Lutheran    Haven 47.2724N 98.4647W
Kvernes Lutheran Church    Nordmore 47.2425N 98.5259W
Lentz Burials    Birtsell 47.3437N 99..0949W
McIntosh-Parker Burials Farmed over Haven 47.2920N 98.4596W
Melville Cemetery Melville Melville 47.2044N 99.0195W
Northern James River Lutheran Grace City Larabee 47.3447N 98.4950W
Pleasant Valley SDA Cemetery Melville Longview 47.2123N 99.1327W
Riverdale/Longview Cemetery Fenced, abandoned Longview 47.2425N 99.1323W
Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery    Borulac 47.2424N 98.5259W
Saints Peter & Paul McHenry McHenry 46.5628N 98.4267W
Wiltschko Burial Farmed over Birtsell -- --

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Bethel Chapel
70 Poplar Avenue South, Carrington, ND 58421
Bethany Free Lutheran Church
410 Sullivan St., Binford, ND 58416
Calvary Baptist Church
725 Main St., Carrington, ND 58421
(701) 652-2162
Dakota District Church of the Nazarene
6430 11th St. NW, Carrington, ND 58421
(701) 984-2376
Faith Baptist Church
585 2nd Ave. N, Carrington, ND 58421
(701) 652-2557
Glenfield Lutheran Church
224 School Ave., Glenfield, ND 58443
(701) 785-2219
Grace Lutheran Church
95 1st St. N, Carrington, ND 58421
(701) 652-2204
Grace Lutheran Church
711 2nd Ave., Grace City, ND 58445
(701) 674-3112
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
230 Wilsey St., McHenry, ND 58464
(701) 785-2117
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
663 1st St. S, Carrington, ND 58421
Tri County Ministry
607 Whinery St., Binford, ND 58416
Trinity Lutheran Church
607 Whinery St., Binford, ND 58416
(701) 676-2761
Trinity Lutheran Church
100 Poplar Ave. S, Carrington, ND 58421
United Church of Christ
775 2nd St. N, Carrington, ND 58421


Homesteader BLM Records

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

Plat Maps
1929 Index

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