Freda Township, Grant County, North Dakota

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Freda Township is a township in Grant County, North Dakota, United States. Its population as of the 2000 Census was 12.[1] It lies in the eastern part of the county along the Cannonball River.

History[edit]

Freda Township is named after Freda Van Sickle, the daughter of a railroad foreman working on the Milwaukee Railroad. The identically named town of Freda was once a major population center in the township, with a population of 50 in 1920.[2]

The township was founded after the county was organized in 1916, and had a peak population of 178 during the 1930 U.S. Census.[3]

A meteorite displayed at the Smithsonian Institution's American Museum of Natural History was discovered here in 1919.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Freda Township" (PDF). CenStats Databases. <http://censtats.census.gov/data/>. Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b Wick, Douglas A. (1988). North Dakota Place Names. Bismarck, North Dakota: Hedemarken Collectibles. pp. 70–71. ISBN 0-9620968-0-6. OCLC 191277027. 
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau (1931). "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants, North Dakota" (PDF). Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  4. ^ "North Dakota Meteorites". JensenMeteorites.com. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

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Coordinates: 46°17′25″N 101°09′01″W / 46.29028°N 101.15028°W / 46.29028; -101.15028