This Northern Pacific Railroad town site was founded in 1902 in NE ¼ section 30-135-76 Hazelton Township and named by John Ithamer Roop (1865-1958) for his daughter Hazel. The Post Office was established July 6, 1903 with Mrs. Elaine Longpre Perras (1854-1918) [Emmons County 1976 History has her biography on Page 144] as Postmaster. The elevation is 2000. The zip code is 58544 and a peak population of 500 was reached in 1940. The village was incorporated in 1916 and it became a city in 1950. Among its more prominent pioneers were William Lewis Yeater (1848-1952) and Abraham Lincoln Geil (1865-1940), both of whom were active in county affairs. Hazelton bills itself as the “Flax capital of the Nation”.
Contributed by Cynthia Maier.

More Hazelton History in Emmons County 1976 History, Page 78

Hazelton Picture From Penny Postcards

Names/Info Listed in Hazelton Centennial History Book 1903-2003

Hazelton Website

Hazelton in Pictures of Small Towns of North Dakota