Created By: North Dakota State University
Logan County was formed in 1884 when the Dakota territorial legislature created it and McIntosh County. It was named after territory legislator John A. Logan, a Civil War general and senator. Napoleon has been its county seat since 1884, with the exception of the year 1899, when the city of King became the seat. By the next year, however, Napoleon was once again the county seat.
The Logan County Courthouse in Napoleon, North Dakota is one of only two courthouses in North Dakota to be erected in the Federalist Revival style of the 1920's. Built in 1921 to serve the community as a courtbuildng, the courthouse gained additional square footage in 1924 when the disctrict court of Logan County moved from Ellendale to Napoleon. It went through more changes in the 1937, when funds from the Works Progress Administration became available. Although the courthouse went through renovations in the 1980's, the original integrity of the building is slowly being worked back into its facade.
I. "County History-Logan." North Dakota. 2017. http://www.nd.gov/content.htm?parentCatID=83&id=County%20History
II. "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologie." Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/DAKs_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm
III. "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form-Logan County Courthouse." United States Department of Interior. 1985. https://npgallery.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/85002986.pdf
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