Grand Forks in Grand Forks County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Land donated by the County of Grand Forks
Funding provided by the City of Grand Forks, the
North Valley Arts Council, and the
River Forks Commission
Dedicated May 23, 2001
Erected 2001 by Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 47° 55.369′ N, 97° 1.744′ W. Marker is in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in Grand Forks County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 4th Street and Bruce Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on the Grand Forks County Courthouse grounds, near the northeast corner of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 South 4th Street, Grand Forks ND 58201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Forks County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sorlie Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away in Minnesota); Welcome to Minnesota / Glacial Lake Agassiz (approx. 9.9 miles away in Minnesota).
Also see . . .
1. Alexander D. Griggs. In 1870 he entered (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Captain Alexander Griggs. In 1871 Mr. Griggs went to where Grand Forks is now located, and he entered a claim to the land on which the old town is located, and named the place Grand Forks on account of the junction of the two rivers. He continued to operate a line of boats between Grand Forks and Winnipeg for many years and continued in command until 1890. (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Alexander Griggs (Wikipedia). He is acknowledged as the founder of the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota and is called "The Father of Grand Forks." Griggs is also the namesake of Griggs County, North Dakota. (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
4. Captain Alexander Griggs. (An undated portrait of Alexander Griggs, the founder of Grand Forks.) (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.