Cavalier County

Welcome to the Cavalier County website. This site is a collection of various events, facts, and many other things that pertain to Cavalier County. Cavalier County is located in the upper North Eastern part of North Dakota and has terrific benefits to offer such as a great place to live – low crime and great schools, hunting and fishing, and wonderful people that are always willing to help each other out.

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HELP WANTED:

Cavalier County – Snowplow Truck Operator

Cavalier County has an opening for a Snowplow Truck Operator in the Langdon District.  The individual will be able to go to work immediately and be required to be available for work part-time November 1st through April 30th each year. There are no benefits paid for this position.  Applicant must have a valid North Dakota driver’s license, and good verbal, written and public relations skills.  Applicant should be able to lift objects up to 80 pounds, have the dexterity to use hand and power tools for maintenance of equipment, be able to perform in adverse and extreme weather conditions and have the ability to operate road maintenance equipment.

Applicants will be screened and may be asked to submit to an interview. If an applicant is offered the position, he or she will be subject to a background check and a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.  Cavalier County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.  Applicants will also be asked to complete an Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire, which is not part of the application process, but will be given to County’s Title VI coordinator.

Applications are available at the Cavalier County Auditor’s Office – 901 3rd Street, Suite 15, Langdon, ND 58249.  The application, resume, and cover letter should be returned to the County Auditor’s Office no later than 4 p.m. on January 25th, 2017.

 BIDS:

Nothing out for bids at this time.


History

Cavalier County was created from the western part of Pembina County in 1873 and named by the Territorial Legislature for Charles Cavileer, a well know fur trader, customs agent and postmaster. The Spelling has always been Cavalier.

After petitioning the Territorial Governor for permission to organize the county, Patrick McHugh, W. Hudson Matthews and L.C. Noracong met for the purpose on July 8, 1884. On July 26 the new county officials met for the second time and chose Noracong as Chairman of the Board with William H. Doyle and Matthews as Commissioners. The first Register of Deeds and County Clerk was McHugh. W.J. Mooney became the first Judge of Probate, Charles B. Nelson was the first Cavalier County Supt. of Schools and Clarence Hawkes the first Sheriff.

The site of the new county seat was chosen at this meeting and named Langdon for Robert Bruce Langdon of Minnesota, a federal railroad official who never visited the town.

Fifteen townships from Pembina County were added to Cavalier County by vote of their residents in May of 1885. A census taken at that time revealed 5,029 residence living in nine large townships. The nine townships names used in 1885 are still used. The current boundaries and township names were standardized in 1906.

The first court house was built in the fall of 1884 at a cost of $360.00. It was used briefly and then abandoned for warmer and more centrally located quarters in a downtown bank. A large brick court house was built in 1895 on the present site at a contract cost of $9,099.00. This building served county officials until the current court house was constructed in 1957-58.