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Forman in Sargent County, North Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Col. Cornelius Hagerman Forman

 
 
Col. Cornelius Hagerman Forman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2022
1. Col. Cornelius Hagerman Forman Marker
Inscription.  
Born: July 15, 1828
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Died: March 13, 1923
Forman, Sargent County, North Dakota

Founder of the City of Forman, North Dakota and doner of the land upon which stands this memorial to his memory.

Erected by contributions from his friends and relatives. Dedicated on 23 June 1984 in celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the City of Forman.
 
Erected 1984.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 13, 1923.
 
Location. 46° 6.395′ N, 97° 38.197′ W. Marker is in Forman, North Dakota, in Sargent County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street Southwest and Cedar Avenue West, on the left when traveling north on Main Street Southwest. Marker is mounted at waist-level on a large boulder at the northeast corner of the Sargent County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 355 Main Street South, Forman ND 58032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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1. Colonel Forman.
Forman came to Dakota Territory in 1882 and bought land
Col. Cornelius Hagerman Forman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2022
2. Col. Cornelius Hagerman Forman Marker
(Sargent County Courthouse in background)
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in Sargent County. He and his family and friends began to build in Center Township, which was renamed Forman. The load of lumber was used to build a general store, the Forman family home, and a number of other houses. Forman successfully sought the title of county seat for the town, and eventually built the Sargent County courthouse after donating the land. By statehood, in 1889, the town had several hotels, law offices, stores, a dentist, and even two newspapers. The railroad also came to town. Colonel Forman served in several roles – as justice of the peace, town clerk and township supervisor.
(Submitted on September 8, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. COL Cornelius Hagerman Forman.
The township, the school district, and the Village all bear his name, since he was the owner of the original townsite. For 15 years he was justice of the peace, in which office, by the exercise of diplomacy, tact and sheer kindness of heart, he made friends of all with whom he came in contact; he had nevertheless a keen sense of justice, and his decisions met with universal approval. He was township supervisor for twelve years and of the village for ten years, and was for over twenty years school clerk.
(Submitted on September 8, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Plaque Below Marker on Rock image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2022
3. Plaque Below Marker on Rock
Sargent County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2022
4. Sargent County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 8, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Nov. 29, 2022