My North Dakota Diary
'Ranson County was named in honor of General Ransom, a brave and distinguished soldier, after whom
Fort Ranson was named. The county was created in January, 1873, by an act of the tenth territorial
assembly and organized in 1881. The land is level prairie, rich black loam with a clay sub-soil.
Diversified farming is extensively carried on and the livestock industry is an important and profitable
one. Lisbon is the county seat, situated in almost the exact geographical center of the county. The
State Soldiers' Home is located at Lisbon.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942