Dakota Heartstrings
My North Dakota Diary
Traill County
'Traill County was named in honor of Walter Traill, who was very active in the early development of the county, and an employee of the Hudson Bay Company, for which he established a trading post at Caledonia. The county was originally created out of parts of Burchard, Cass and Grand Forks counties by an act of the territorial legislature January 12, 1875. On March 8, 1883, a part was detached to add to the territory of Steele county; the county was created, and Caledonia was named the county seat, the first meeting of the county commissioners was held there February 23, 1875. Later the county seat was moved to Hillsboro, where it now is.' Source: North Dakota Blue Book -- 1942