BRADDOCK

Braddock N.D. 1884-1984
Braddock's Centennial
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From North Dakota Place Names by Douglas Wick:
The first settlers came to this area in 1883, and a townsite was platted in 1888, but real development began in 1898 with the coming of the Soo Line Railroad. Located in the southeast quarter of section 27-136-75, it was named by Soo Line Railroad official Fred D. Underwood for his friend Edward Braddock (1856-1920), Emmons County Auditor 1897-1900 and a former employee of the railroad. The post office was established February 24, 1899 with John C. Brown as Postmaster. Isaac Elba Sheppard was the longtime mail carrier, and established the first Rural Free Delivery service in the county in 1908. The village incorporated in 1916 with J. D. McCusker as mayor. The Zip Code is 58524, and a peak population of 216 was reported in 1920, with a decline to just 86 in 1980. BRADDOCK is considered to be the oldest town in Emmons County.

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From Page 20, History of Kintyre, ND: MIRIAM-BRADDOCK: The old townsite one-fourth mile south of the present town of Braddock was platted and named Miriam for Mrs. Albert B. Peterson, local resident. The plat was never filed, however. Braddock was founded on Sec. 27-136-75 in October, 1898, when the Soo Line Railroad was extended here. At the insistence of Fred D. Underwood, civil engineer of this railroad, the townsite officials named the village for his friend Edward Braddock, an early settler of the county and a well known civil engineer and who at that time was Emmons County auditor, when the county seat was at Williamsport. The post office was established in 1898 with I.E. Shepard, postmaster. John C. Brown was appointed postmaster February 24, 1899. Braddock incorporated as a village in November, 1916.

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CONTEMPORARY BRADDOCK PICTURES

Pictures of Small North Dakota Towns

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CHURCHES IN BRADDOCK AREA

Histories of the following churches can be found starting on Page 30 of History of Braddock 1884-1984:
Braddock United Methodist
Braddock Baptist
Maria Lutheran
Catholic Church of Braddock
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Finnish independent Lutheran

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SCHOOLS IN BRADDOCK AREA

Histories of Braddock and Braddock Rural Schools can be found starting on Page 46 of History of Braddock 1884-1984

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CEMETERIES IN BRADDOCK AREA

Braddock Community
Finish Evangelical Lutheran
Maria Swedish Evangelical Lutheran
Roop
St. Katherines
Unnamed (Braddock Community)

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Arial View of Braddock

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