Hallson, North Dakota

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Hallson, North Dakota
Unincorporated community
Hallson, North Dakota is located in North Dakota
Hallson, North Dakota
Hallson, North Dakota
Hallson, North Dakota is located in USA
Hallson, North Dakota
Hallson, North Dakota
Coordinates: 48°45′50″N 97°49′04″W / 48.76389°N 97.81778°W / 48.76389; -97.81778Coordinates: 48°45′50″N 97°49′04″W / 48.76389°N 97.81778°W / 48.76389; -97.81778
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Pembina
Elevation 1,014 ft (309 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 701
GNIS feature ID 1028097[1]

Hallson was located on the east edge of Beaulieu Township, Pembina County, North Dakota, USA, just north of US Highway 5 about a mile west of its intersection with State Highway 32 going south. No longer populated and for many years only populated by the family that operated a small general store and the post office, there is very little to mark its existence.

Hallson was established in 1878.[2] The community was named after Jóhann Pétur Hallsson, an early Icelandic settler in the area who was probably the second or third postmaster after the post office was moved from its original location (and name) at Coulee.[3] A post office was established at Hallson in 1882, and remained in operation until 1960.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hallson". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). North Dakota, a Guide to the Northern Prairie State,. WPA. p. 234. ISBN 978-1-62376-033-5. 
  3. ^ Steinolfson, Arlan: The Dakota Icelanders Project and unpublished history (2009). "Icelandic Settlers of Beaulieu Township". Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pembina County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 October 2015.