Explore Nature
The Goose River invites young and old alike to experience nature's finest beauty.
What to Do
A Historic Adventure!
The Hatton Eielson Museum Hangar is a piece of aviation history!
What to See


Welcome to Traill County, North Dakota! Organized in 1875, the county of Traill in eastern North Dakota boasts several small communities with exceptional businesses, tourist adventures and cultural history.

With a population of just over 8,100, Traill County is on the grow! With young families, great housing opportunities and first rate educational and health facilities, our communities have something for everyone.

The county seat is Hillsboro, and the largest city is Mayville.


COVID-19 update

The Traill County courthouse, highway department and economic development offices will be closed to the public until further notice. Staff will continue to take phone calls and emails to help taxpayers in any way possible. See the directory for a list of contact information. For a list of statewide resources, see the North Dakota coronavirus page.

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Notice to employers: Be on the lookout for fraudulent Unemployment Insurance claims

Unprecedented claim volumes are driving a dramatic increase in fraudulent unemployment claims across the country – North Dakota included. Click here to learn more about what to look for and how to report suspected fraud.

Mask mandate

On Nov. 4 the Traill County Commission passed a mandate requiring residents without a medical or age exemption to wear a face covering while in public and unable to socially distance.

Click here to download a sign you can post to show that face coverings are required in your establishment.

Fire Emergency & Burn Ban Declaration

On March 16, 2021 the Traill County Commission declared a fire emergency and burn ban to remain in effect when the N.D. Rangeland Fire Danger Rating is Extreme and/or a Red Flag Warning has been issued for Traill County.

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From museums to nature's splendid display of beauty, to theatre and sports. Traill County offers activities for friends of all ages!


The cornerstone of the present building was laid on June 20, 1906. The cost of the new building was $60,000.


The perfect location for your growing business, with plenty of housing and employment opportunities for those looking to relocate to a growing rural area.