Romsaas Township

Romsaas Township, North Dakota

Although Romsaas (Romsas) Township was often referred to as such, it was not actually a named township but a school district in the Roseglen area of McLean County, North Dakota. More specifically, it was known as Township 149, Range 86, and it was located immediately east of Roseglen Township. Sometimes shortened to Romsas, the district was the Romsaas School District.

According to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hacanson, who were interviewed for the Golden Jubilee book in 1967, the first white settlers in the area that was to become Romsaas were Barney Flynn and his two sons, Will and Frank. In 1907, they built a ranch there, on land that later became the Palmer Daleness farm. Mrs. Flynn joined her family there after the house was built, and her husband passed away only a few years later, in 1910. Mrs. Flynn later remarried, and remained on the land for the remainder of her life.

Additional history or information about the community would be much appreciated.