Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Ransom County
'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