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Edinburgh, North Dakota, High School, 1900s

Edinburgh, North Dakota, High School, 1900s

Edinburg, North Dakota (Incorporated)
Post Office Established: November 1, 1882
Incorporated: 1886
Peak Population: 378 in 1940
Present Population: 196 in 2010
Total Area: 0.3 square miles (all land)
Original Site: NW 1/4 Sec. 5-158-56
Moved: 3 miles SE to E 1/2, Sec. 21-158-56
Other Names: Edinburgh
Elevation: 1,194 Feet
Zip Code: 58227

Edinburgh, North Dakota, High School, 1900s

Edinburgh, North Dakota, Main Street, 1920s
“This settlement was founded as EDINBURGH in 1882 in NW1/4 Sec. 5-158-56, Lampton Twp. The post office was established November 1, 1882, with Christian Buck (1849-1912) as postmaster. Mr. Buck, a native of Tromso, Norway, named it for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. He had attended Edinburgh University before coming to America and was a much revered citizen of this community until he was murdered by a transient in 1912.

The village incorporated in 1886, and the following year moved about 3 miles SE to the new Great Northern Railroad town site in E 1/2 Sec. 21-158-56. On November 17, 1892, postmaster John E. White changed the name to EDINBURG to comply with new government spelling regulations. When these rules were relaxed a few years later, many affected names were restored to their previous spellings, but EDINBURG has continued with its new name. The elevation is 1194, the Zip Code is 58227, and a peak population of 378 was reached in 1940.” 2

Web Links :
Wikipedia Article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburg,_North_Dakota
Official City Website: http://www.edinburgnd.com/

Edinburgh, North Dakota, Main Street, 1920s

Edinburgh, North Dakota, Main Street, 1920s

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