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List of counties in Minnesota

list of counties in minnesota wikipedia, alphabetical list of counties in minnesota
This is a list of counties in Minnesota There are 87 counties in the US state of Minnesota There are also several historical counties

On October 27, 1849, nine counties were established: Benton, Dahkotah, Itasca, Ramsey, Mahkahta, Pembina, Wabasha, Washington, and Wahnata Six of these names still exist With the foundation of Kittson County on March 9, 1878, Pembina County no longer existed1 When Minnesota was organized as a state, 57 of the present 87 counties were established The last county to be created was Lake of the Woods County in 19232

The names of many of the counties allude to the long history of exploration Over ten counties are named for Native American groups residing in parts of what is now Minnesota Another fifteen counties are named after physical geographic features, and the remainder for politicians

The FIPS county code is the five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States The three-digit number is unique to each individual county within a state, but to be unique within the entire United States, it must be prefixed by the state code This means that, for example, the number 001 is shared by Aitkin County, Minnesota, Adams County, Wisconsin, and Adair County, Iowa To uniquely identify Aitkin County, Minnesota, one must use the state code of 27 plus the county code of 001; therefore, the unique nationwide identifier for Aitkin County, Minnesota is 27001 The links in the column FIPS County Code are to the Census Bureau Info page for that county3


  • 1 Number of counties listing
  • 2 Historical counties
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Number of counties listingedit

FIPS County Code
County seat
Aitkin County 001 Aitkin 1857 Pine County, Ramsey County William Alexander Aitken 1785-1851, early fur trader with Ojibwe Indians 7004162020000000000♠16,202 7003181930000000000♠1,81930 sq mi
7003471200000000000♠4,712 km2
Anoka County 003 Anoka 1857 Ramsey County Dakota word meaning "both sides" 7005330844000000000♠330,844 7002423610000000000♠42361 sq mi
7003109700000000000♠1,097 km2
Becker County 005 Detroit Lakes 1858 Cass County, Pembina County George Loomis Becker, former state senator and third mayor of Saint Paul 1856–1857 7004325040000000000♠32,504 7003131042000000000♠1,31042 sq mi
7003339400000000000♠3,394 km2
Beltrami County 007 Bemidji 1866 Unorganized Territory, Itasca County, Pembina County, Polk County Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer who explored the northern reaches of Mississippi River in 1823 7004444420000000000♠44,442 7003250527000000000♠2,50527 sq mi
7003648900000000000♠6,489 km2
Benton County 009 Foley 1849 One of nine original counties; formed from residual St Croix County, Wisconsin Territory Thomas Hart Benton 1782–1858, former United States Senator from Missouri 1821-1851 7004384510000000000♠38,451 7002408289999900000♠40828 sq mi
7003105700000000000♠1,057 km2
Big Stone County 011 Ortonville 1862 Pierce County Big Stone Lake, a lake located in the county 7003526900000000000♠5,269 7002496950000000000♠49695 sq mi
7003128700000000000♠1,287 km2
Blue Earth County 013 Mankato 1853 Unorganized Territory, Dakota County Blue Earth River, a river that flows through Minnesota 7004640130000000000♠64,013 7002752360000000000♠75236 sq mi
7003194900000000000♠1,949 km2
Brown County 015 New Ulm 1855 Blue Earth County Joseph Renshaw Brown 1805-1870, member of Minnesota territorial legislature 1854-55 and prominent pioneer 7004258930000000000♠25,893 7002610860000000000♠61086 sq mi
7003158200000000000♠1,582 km2
Carlton County 017 Carlton 1857 Pine County,
Saint Louis County
Rueben B Carlton 1812-1863, early settler and state senator 1857-1858 7004353860000000000♠35,386 7002860330000000000♠86033 sq mi
7003222800000000000♠2,228 km2
Carver County 019 Chaska 1855 Hennepin County, Sibley County Jonathan Carver 1710–1790, early explorer and cartographer of the Mississippi river 7004910420000000000♠91,042 7002357040000000000♠35704 sq mi
7002925000000000000♠925 km2

Cass County 021 Walker 1851 Dakota County, Pembina County, Mankahto County, Wahnata County Lewis Cass 1782–1866, senator from Michigan 1845–1857 and United States Secretary of State 1831–1836 7004285670000000000♠28,567 7003201760000000000♠2,01760 sq mi
7003522600000000000♠5,226 km2
Chippewa County 023 Montevideo 1870 Pierce County, Davis County Chippewa River, a river that flows through Minnesota 7004124410000000000♠12,441 7002582790000000000♠58280 sq mi
7003150900000000000♠1,509 km2
Chisago County 025 Center City 1851 Washington County, Ramsey County Chisago Lake, a lake located in the county 7004538870000000000♠53,887 7002417630000000000♠41763 sq mi
7003108200000000000♠1,082 km2
Clay County 027 Moorhead 1862 Pembina County Henry Clay 1777-1852, Kentucky statesman and ninth secretary of state of the United States 1825–1829 7004589990000000000♠58,999 7003104524000000000♠1,04524 sq mi
7003270700000000000♠2,707 km2
Clearwater County 029 Bagley 1902 Beltrami County Clearwater River and lake, both features located in the state 7003869500000000000♠8,695 7002994710000000000♠99471 sq mi
7003257600000000000♠2,576 km2
Cook County 031 Grand Marais 1874 Lake County Named for Civil War veteran Major Michael Cook of Faribault, who was also a territorial and state senator 1857-62 7003517600000000000♠5,176 7003145060000000000♠1,45060 sq mi
7003375700000000000♠3,757 km2
Cottonwood County 033 Windom 1857 Brown County Cottonwood River 7004116870000000000♠11,687 7002639990000000000♠63999 sq mi
7003165800000000000♠1,658 km2
Crow Wing County 035 Brainerd 1857 Ramsey County Crow Wing River 7004625000000000000♠62,500 7002996570000000000♠99657 sq mi
7003258100000000000♠2,581 km2
Dakota County 037 Hastings 1849 One of nine original counties From the Dakota language, after a local tribe Dakota, meaning "Allies" 7005398552000000000♠398,552 7002569580000000000♠56958 sq mi
7003147500000000000♠1,475 km2
Dodge County 039 Mantorville 1855 Rice County, Unorganized Territory Henry Dodge 1782–1867, twice governor of Wisconsin9 7004200870000000000♠20,087 7002439500000000000♠43950 sq mi
7003113800000000000♠1,138 km2
Douglas County 041 Alexandria 1858 Cass County, Pembina County Stephen Arnold Douglas 1813-1861, former United States Senator from Illinois 1847-1861 7004360090000000000♠36,009 7002634320000000000♠63432 sq mi
7003164300000000000♠1,643 km2
Faribault County 043 Blue Earth 1855 Blue Earth County Jean-Baptiste Faribault 1775-1860, early settler and fur trader 7004145530000000000♠14,553 7002713630000000000♠71363 sq mi
7003184800000000000♠1,848 km2
Fillmore County 045 Preston 1853 Wabasha County Millard Fillmore 1800-1874, thirteenth president of the United States 1850-1853 7004208660000000000♠20,866 7002861250000000000♠86125 sq mi
7003223100000000000♠2,231 km2
Freeborn County 047 Albert Lea 1855 Blue Earth County, Rice County William S Freeborn 1816-1900, member of the Territorial Legislature 7004312550000000000♠31,255 7002707640000000000♠70764 sq mi
7003183300000000000♠1,833 km2
Goodhue County 049 Red Wing 1853 Wabasha County, Dakota County James Madison Goodhue, the first newspaper editor in Minnesota10 7004461830000000000♠46,183 7002758270000000000♠75827 sq mi
7003196400000000000♠1,964 km2
Grant County 051 Elbow Lake 1868 Stevens County, Wilkin County, Traverse County Ulysses S Grant 1822-1885, eighteenth president of the United States 1869-1877 7003601800000000000♠6,018 7002546410000099999♠54641 sq mi
7003141500000000000♠1,415 km2
Hennepin County 053 Minneapolis 1852 Dakota County Father Louis Hennepin 1626-1705, early explorer of the Twin Cities area in the 17th Century 7006115242500000000♠1,152,425 7002556620000000000♠55662 sq mi
7003144200000000000♠1,442 km2
Houston County 055 Caledonia 1854 Fillmore County Sam Houston 1793–1863, the second and fourth president of the Republic of Texas and seventh governor of Texas 7004190270000000000♠19,027 7002558410000099999♠55841 sq mi
7003144600000000000♠1,446 km2
Hubbard County 057 Park Rapids 1883 Cass County Lucius Frederick Hubbard 1836-1913, ninth governor of Minnesota 1882-1887 7004204280000000000♠20,428 7002922460000000000♠92246 sq mi
7003238900000000000♠2,389 km2
Isanti County 059 Cambridge 1857 Ramsey County Division of the Dakotas called the Izatys, meaning those that dwell at Knife Lake, after where they resided 7004378160000000000♠37,816 7002439070000000000♠43907 sq mi
7003113700000000000♠1,137 km2
Itasca County 061 Grand Rapids 1849 One of nine original counties; formed from residual La Pointe County, Wisconsin Territory Lake Itasca, source of the Mississippi River located in northwestern Minnesota 7004450580000000000♠45,058 7003266506000000000♠2,66506 sq mi
7003690200000000000♠6,902 km2
Jackson County 063 Jackson 1857 Brown County Henry Jackson, member of the first territorial legislature and the first merchant in St Paul 7004102660000000000♠10,266 7002701690000000000♠70169 sq mi
7003181700000000000♠1,817 km2
Kanabec County 065 Mora 1858 Pine County From the Ojibwe language Kan-a-bec-o-si-pi Ginebigo-ziibi, meaning Snake River, which flows through the county 7004162390000000000♠16,239 7002524929999999999♠52493 sq mi
7003136000000000000♠1,360 km2
Kandiyohi County 067 Willmar 1858 Meeker County, Renville County, Pierce County, Davis County, Stearns County From the Sioux language for "buffalo fish" 7004422390000000000♠42,239 7002796069999900000♠79606 sq mi
7003206200000000000♠2,062 km2
Kittson County 069 Hallock 1879 Pembina County Norman Kittson 1814-1888, businessman and mayor of Saint Paul 1858-1859 7003455200000000000♠4,552 7003109708000000000♠1,09708 sq mi
7003284100000000000♠2,841 km2
Koochiching County 071 International Falls 1906 Itasca County From the Ojibwe language Gojijiing Place of inlets, which was the Cree name for Rainy Lake and Rainy River 7004133110000000000♠13,311 7003310236000000000♠3,10236 sq mi
7003803500000000000♠8,035 km2
Lac qui Parle County 073 Madison 1871 Redwood County French phrase meaning "lake which talks" 7003725900000000000♠7,259 7002764870000000000♠76487 sq mi
7003198100000000000♠1,981 km2
Lake County 075 Two Harbors 1856 Itasca County Lake Superior, which forms one of its edges 7004108660000000000♠10,866 7003209915999900000♠2,09916 sq mi
7003543700000000000♠5,437 km2
Lake of the Woods County 077 Baudette 1923 Beltrami County Lake of the Woods, a lake located within the county 7003404500000000000♠4,045 7003129670000000000♠1,29670 sq mi
7003335800000000000♠3,358 km2
Le Sueur County 079 Le Center 1853 Dakota County Pierre-Charles Le Sueur 1657-1704, fur trader and early explorer of the Minnesota River Valley 7004277030000000000♠27,703 7002448500000000000♠44850 sq mi
7003116200000000000♠1,162 km2
Lincoln County 081 Ivanhoe 1873 Lyon County Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865, sixteenth president of the United States 1861-1865 7003589600000000000♠5,896 7002537030000000000♠53703 sq mi
7003139100000000000♠1,391 km2
Lyon County 083 Marshall 1871 Redwood County Nathaniel Lyon 1818–1861, United States Army general killed during the Civil War 7004258570000000000♠25,857 7002714170000000000♠71417 sq mi
7003185000000000000♠1,850 km2
McLeod County 085 Glencoe 1856 Carver County, Sibley County Martin McLeod early pioneer and member of the territorial legislature 1849–1856 7004366510000000000♠36,651 7002491910000000000♠49191 sq mi
7003127400000000000♠1,274 km2
Mahnomen County 087 Mahnomen 1906 Norman County Ojibwa word meaning "wild rice" 7003541300000000000♠5,413 7002556140000000000♠55614 sq mi
7003144000000000000♠1,440 km2
Marshall County 089 Warren 1879 Kittson County William Rainey Marshall 1825-1896, fifth governor of Minnesota 1866-1870 7003943900000000000♠9,439 7003177224000000000♠1,77224 sq mi
7003459000000000000♠4,590 km2
Martin County 091 Fairmont 1857 Faribault County, Brown County Morgan Lewis Martin 1805-1887, delegate to Congress from Wisconsin Territory 7004208400000000000♠20,840 7002709340000000000♠70934 sq mi
7003183700000000000♠1,837 km2
Meeker County 093 Litchfield 1856 Davis County Bradley B Meeker 1813–1873, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Territorial Supreme Court 1849–1853 7004233000000000000♠23,300 7002608540000000000♠60854 sq mi
7003157600000000000♠1,576 km2
Mille Lacs County 095 Milaca 1857 Ramsey County Mille Lacs Lake, a lake located within the county 7004260970000000000♠26,097 7002574470000000000♠57447 sq mi
7003148800000000000♠1,488 km2
Morrison County 097 Little Falls 1856 Benton County William & Allan Morrison, fur trading brothers11 7004331980000000000♠33,198 7003112450000000000♠1,12450 sq mi
7003291200000000000♠2,912 km2
Mower County 099 Austin 1855 Rice County John Edward Mower 1815–1879, member of the Minnesota territorial legislature in the 1850s 7004391630000000000♠39,163 7002711500000000000♠71150 sq mi
7003184300000000000♠1,843 km2

Murray County 101 Slayton 1857 Brown County William Pitt Murray 1825–1910, Minnesota statesman and member of the territorial legislature 1852–1855 and 1857 7003872500000000000♠8,725 7002704439999900000♠70443 sq mi
7003182400000000000♠1,824 km2
Nicollet County 103 St Peter 1853 Dakota County Joseph Nicolas Nicollet 1786–1843, early explore and cartographer of the Upper Mississippi River 7004327270000000000♠32,727 7002452290000000000♠45229 sq mi
7003117100000000000♠1,171 km2
Nobles County 105 Worthington 1857 Brown County William H Nobles, member of the Minnesota territorial legislature in 1854 and 1856 7004213780000000000♠21,378 7002715390000000000♠71539 sq mi
7003185300000000000♠1,853 km2
Norman County 107 Ada 1881 Polk County Early Norwegian, also known as Norman, settlers 7003685200000000000♠6,852 7002876270000000000♠87627 sq mi
7003227000000000000♠2,270 km2
Olmsted County 109 Rochester 1855 Fillmore County, Wabasha County, Rice County David Olmsted, first mayor of Saint Paul and member of territorial legislature 1849-1850 7005144248000000000♠144,248 7002653010000000000♠65301 sq mi
7003169100000000000♠1,691 km2
Otter Tail County 111 Fergus Falls 1858 Pembina County, Cass County Otter Tail Lake, a lake located within the county 7004573030000000000♠57,303 7003197971000000000♠1,97971 sq mi
7003512700000000000♠5,127 km2
Pennington County 113 Thief River Falls 1910 Red Lake County Edmund Pennington b 1848, executive of the Minneapolis, St Paul and Sault Ste Marie Railroad 7004139300000000000♠13,930 7002616540000000000♠61654 sq mi
7003159700000000000♠1,597 km2
Pine County 115 Pine City 1856 Chisago County, Ramsey County Giant forests of Eastern White Pine and Red Pine that flourish in the county 7004297500000000000♠29,750 7003141104000000000♠1,41104 sq mi
7003365500000000000♠3,655 km2
Pipestone County 117 Pipestone 1857 Brown County Name of a sacred Dakota quarry of red pipestone found in the county 7003959600000000000♠9,596 7002465890000000000♠46589 sq mi
7003120700000000000♠1,207 km2
Polk County 119 Crookston 1858 Pembina County James K Polk 1795-1849, eleventh president of the United States 1845-1849 7004316000000000000♠31,600 7003197037000000000♠1,97037 sq mi
7003510300000000000♠5,103 km2

Pope County 121 Glenwood 1862 Pierce County, Cass County, Unorganized Territory John Pope 1822–1892, United States Army general during the Dakota War of 1862 7004109950000000000♠10,995 7002670140000000000♠67014 sq mi
7003173600000000000♠1,736 km2
Ramsey County 123 Saint Paul 1849 One of nine original counties; formed from residual St Croix County, Wisconsin Territory Alexander Ramsey 1815-1903, second governor of Minnesota 1860-1863 7005508640000000000♠508,640 7002155780000000000♠15578 sq mi
7002403000000000000♠403 km2
Red Lake County 125 Red Lake Falls 1896 Polk County Red Lake River, a river that flows through Minnesota 7003408900000000000♠4,089 7002432430000000000♠43243 sq mi
7003112000000000000♠1,120 km2
Redwood County 127 Redwood Falls 1862 Brown County Redwood River, a river that flows through Minnesota 7004160590000000000♠16,059 7002879730000000000♠87973 sq mi
7003227800000000000♠2,278 km2
Renville County 129 Olivia 1855 Nicollet County, Pierce County, Sibley County Joseph Renville 1779-1846, interpreter for early explorations of the Louisiana Purchase 7004157300000000000♠15,730 7002982920000000000♠98292 sq mi
7003254600000000000♠2,546 km2
Rice County 131 Faribault 1853 Dakota County, Wabasha County Henry Mower Rice 1816-1894, former United States Senator from Minnesota 1858-1863 7004641420000000000♠64,142 7002497570000000000♠49757 sq mi
7003128900000000000♠1,289 km2
Rock County 133 Luverne 1857 Brown County Large rocky plateau located within the county, known as "the mound" 7003968700000000000♠9,687 7002482610000000000♠48261 sq mi
7003125000000000000♠1,250 km2
Roseau County 135 Roseau 1894 Kittson County, Beltrami County Roseau River and Roseau Lake, both of which are located nearby 7004156290000000000♠15,629 7003166251000000000♠1,66251 sq mi
7003430600000000000♠4,306 km2
Saint Louis County 137 Duluth 1855 Itasca County, Newton Saint Louis River, a river that flows through Minnesota 7005200226000000000♠200,226 7003622516000000000♠6,22516 sq mi
7004161230000000000♠16,123 km2
Scott County 139 Shakopee 1853 Dakota County Winfield Scott 1786–1866, United States Army general who served from 1808–1861 7005129928000000000♠129,928 7002356680000000000♠35668 sq mi
7002924000000000000♠924 km2
Sherburne County 141 Elk River 1856 Benton County Moses Sherburne 1813–1873, Associate Justice of the Minnesota Territorial Supreme Court 1853-1857 7004884990000000000♠88,499 7002436300000000000♠43630 sq mi
7003113000000000000♠1,130 km2
Sibley County 143 Gaylord 1853 Dakota County Henry Hastings Sibley 1811-1891, first governor of Minnesota 1858-1860 7004152260000000000♠15,226 7002588650000000000♠58865 sq mi
7003152500000000000♠1,525 km2
Stearns County 145 St Cloud 1855 Cass County, Nicollet County, Pierce County, Sibley County Charles Thomas Stearns 1814-1888, early settler of St Cloud and member of the Minnesota territorial legislature 1849-1858 7005150642000000000♠150,642 7003134452000000000♠1,34452 sq mi
7003348200000000000♠3,482 km2
Steele County 147 Owatonna 1855 Rice County, Blue Earth County, Le Sueur County Franklin Steele 1813-1880, early settler of Minneapolis and developer of Saint Anthony Falls 7004365760000000000♠36,576 7002429550000000000♠42955 sq mi
7003111300000000000♠1,113 km2
Stevens County 149 Morris 1862 Pierce County, Unorganized Territory Isaac Ingalls Stevens 1818-1862, first governor of Washington Territory 1853-1857 7003972600000000000♠9,726 7002562059999999999♠56206 sq mi
7003145600000000000♠1,456 km2
Swift County 151 Benson 1870 Chippewa County Henry Adoniram Swift 1823-1869, third governor of Minnesota 1863-1864 7003978300000000000♠9,783 7002743530000000000♠74353 sq mi
7003192600000000000♠1,926 km2
Todd County 153 Long Prairie 1855 Cass County John Blair Smith Todd, commander of Fort Ripley 1849-56; general in the Civil War; delegate in Congress from Dakota Territory 1861 and 1863-65; governor of Dakota Territory 1869-71 7004248950000000000♠24,895 7002942020000000000♠94202 sq mi
7003244000000000000♠2,440 km2
Traverse County 155 Wheaton 1862 Pierce County, Unorganized Territory Lake Traverse, a lake located in the county 7003355800000000000♠3,558 7002574090000000000♠57409 sq mi
7003148700000000000♠1,487 km2
Wabasha County 157 Wabasha 1849 One of nine original counties Named after M'dewakanton Dakota Indian Chief Wabasha III 7004216760000000000♠21,676 7002525010000000000♠52501 sq mi
7003136000000000000♠1,360 km2
Wadena County 159 Wadena 1858 Cass County, Todd County Wadena Trading Post, in turn for a Ojibway word meaning "a little round hill" 7004138430000000000♠13,843 7002535020000000000♠53502 sq mi
7003138600000000000♠1,386 km2

Waseca County 161 Waseca 1857 Steele County Dakota word meaning "rich and fertile" 7004191360000000000♠19,136 7002423250000000000♠42325 sq mi
7003109600000000000♠1,096 km2
Washington County 163 Stillwater 1849 One of nine original counties; formed from residual St Croix County, Wisconsin Territory George Washington 1732-1799, first president of the United States 1789-1797 7005238136000000000♠238,136 7002391700000000000♠39170 sq mi
7003101400000000000♠1,014 km2
Watonwan County 165 St James 1860 Brown County Watonwan River, a river that flows through Minnesota 7004112110000000000♠11,211 7002434510000000000♠43451 sq mi
7003112500000000000♠1,125 km2
Wilkin County 167 Breckenridge 1858 Cass County, Pembina County Alexander Wilkin 1820-1864, Minnesota politician and soldier killed in the Civil War 7003657600000000000♠6,576 7002751439999900000♠75143 sq mi
7003194600000000000♠1,946 km2
Winona County 169 Winona 1854 Fillmore County, Wabasha County Named after Wee-No-Nah, Sister or Cousin of Chief Wabasha III 7004514610000000000♠51,461 7002626290000000000♠62630 sq mi
7003162200000000000♠1,622 km2
Wright County 171 Buffalo 1855 Cass County, Sibley County Silas Wright 1795-1847, former United States Senator from New York 1833-1844 7005124700000000000♠124,700 7002660750000000000♠66075 sq mi
7003171100000000000♠1,711 km2
Yellow Medicine County 173 Granite Falls 1871 Redwood County Yellow Medicine River, a river that flows through Minnesota 7004104380000000000♠10,438 7002757960000000000♠75796 sq mi
7003196300000000000♠1,963 km2

Historical countiesedit

  • St Clair County, Indiana 1801–12 Transferred to Illinois in 1809
  • St Charles County, Louisiana 1809–13 Transferred to Missouri in 1812
  • Madison County IL 1812–18 Formed from St Clair County IL
  • Michilimackinac County, Michigan Territory 1818–37
  • Crawford County, Michigan and Wisconsin Territories 1818–40
  • Chippewa County, Michigan Territory 1827–37
  • Dubuque County MI 1834–37
  • Fayette County WI 1837–49
  • St Croix County, Wisconsin Territory 1840–49
  • La Pointe County, Wisconsin Territory 1845–49 Formed from St Croix
  • Mahkatah County 1849–51 Mahkahto One of Original 9 counties Dissolved to Pembina and Cass
  • Wahnata County 1849–51 One of Original 9 counties Dissolved to Pembina and Cass
  • Buchanan County 1857–61 Formed from Pine County, Dissolved back to Pine
  • Pierce County 1853–62 Formed from Dakota County
  • Superior County Name change to Saint Louis County then to Lake
  • Davis County 1855–62 Formed from Cass, Nicollet and Sibley Counties
  • Toombs County 1858–62 Formed from Pembina Name Changed to Andy Johnson
  • Newton County 1855–6 Formed from Itasca County and Un-Organized Name Changed from Doty County, then to Saint Louis County
  • Monroe County merged with Mille Lacs
  • Lincoln County 1861–8 Formed from Renville County
  • Lac qui Parle County 1862–8 Formed from Davis
  • Manomin County 1857–1869 Formed from Ramsey County, Merged into Anoka County
  • Monongalia County 1861–70Formed from Ramsey County, Pierce County and un-Organized Dissolved to Kandiyohi County
  • Aiken County 1857–72 Formed from Pine and Ramsey Counties, Change name to Aitkin County
  • Pembina County 1849–78 One of Original 9 counties Name Change to Kittson County
  • Saint Louis County Name change from Superior, then to Lake
  • Breckenridge County 1858–62 Formed from Pembina Name Change to Clay in 1862
  • Andy Johnson County 1862–8 Formally Toombs county Named changed to Wilkin
  • Midway County 1857–8 Area created from Brown county, overlapped Pipestone county Dissolved in 1858 when the State of Minnesota was formed and the rest of the territory not added to the state became unorganized

See alsoedit

  • List of Minnesota county name etymologies
  • List of Minnesota county seats


  1. ^ a b "Minnesota Place Names" Minnesota Historical Society Retrieved 2007-09-17 
  2. ^ "Minnesota County History" Association of Minnesota Counties Archived from the original on 2007-08-13 Retrieved 2007-09-02 
  3. ^ a b "EPA County FIPS Code Listing" EPA Retrieved 2007-04-09 
  4. ^ a b c d National Association of Counties "NACo - Find a county" Retrieved 24 February 2012 
  5. ^ Upham, Warren 1969 Minnesota Geographic Names St Paul: Minnesota Historical Society 
  6. ^ "County Name Origins" Association of Minnesota Counties Archived from the original on 2008-05-27 Retrieved 2008-11-05 
  7. ^ "Origin of Minnesota County Name" Minnesota Secretary of State Retrieved 2008-11-05 
  8. ^ a b "Minnesota QuickFacts" US Census Bureau Retrieved 24 February 2012  2010 Census
  9. ^ "Dodge County History" PDF Dodge County website Retrieved 2008-02-17 
  10. ^ "The History of Goodhue County" Goodhue County, Minnesota website Retrieved 2008-02-17 
  11. ^ MCHS - William Morrison - Fur Trader

External linksedit

  • Map of the Organized Counties of Minnesota, 1850

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