Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Emmons County
'Emmons County was named for James A. Emmons, an active pioneer of Burleigh county, at one time a post-trader at Camp Hancock, which was located at Bismarck in 1872. The general contour of the surface is rolling prairie except in the vicinity of the Missouri river, where the land is more broken; the soil is a very productive loam, especially adapted to the culture of cereals and vegetables. Linton is the county seat.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942