- Moorhead City / Township -

Moorhead, first settled in 1871, when the building of the Northern Pacific railroad reached the site. It was named in honor of William Garroway Moorhead, of Pennsylvania, who was a director of that railroad company. He was a partner of Jay Cooke, the Northern Pacific financial agent, and his first wife was a sister of Cooke. He was president of the Philadelphia and Erie railroad. Moorhead was incorporated as a city on 24 February 1881.

A Century Together
A History of Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota
(Moorhead starts on Page 128)
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The History of Moorhead
Provided on YouTube by Tyler Ostgaard. Co-edited for the Minnesota Historical Society in Advanced Production.
Moorhead Township 1916 Map/Landowners
Township 139, Range 48
County 1916 Township Maps/Landowners
Postmasters in Clay County through 1920's - Includes Moorhead
Railroad Stations - Clay County - Past/Current/Pictures - Includes Moorhead
National Register of Historic Places - Clay County - Includes Moorhead
Moorhead Website
Moorhead City - Facebook
If You Grew Up In Moorhead, Then You Remember: - Facebook