Walsh County, North Dakota


Norton, North Dakota (Historic)
Type: Rural Community
Township: Norton Township
Location: NW 1/4 Sec. 8-156-57
Post Office Opened: May 21, 1892 (replacing Galt)
Postmaster: Per E. Peterson
Population: 15 in 1920
Post Office Closed: July 30, 1932, with mail to Adams

NORTON: This was a rural community in NW ¼ Sec. 8-156-57, Norton Twp., two miles NW of the Galt post office, which closed on May 20, 1892. The NORTON post office opened May 21, 1892, with Per E. Peterson as postmaster. And took the name of its township, which was named in 1883 with an Anglicized compromise name after the Norwegian settlers could not decide on Nordford or Nordland. A population of 15 was reported in 1920. The post office closed July 30, 1932, with mail to Adams. 2 (1,2,3,18,40,75)(pg 141).

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