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Minnesota Counties

There are eighty-seven Counties in Minnesota. On October 27, 1849 nine large Minnesota Counties were created. Among them were Benton, Dahkotah, Itasca, Ramsey, Mahkahta, Pembina, Wabashaw, Washington, and Wahnata. Of those Benton, Dakota, Itasca, Ramsey, Wabasha, and Washington still exist as their original name. With the creation of Kittson County on March 9, 1878, Pembina County no longer existed. 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 1923

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Meeker County, Minnesota

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Meeker County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 23,300. Its county seat is Litchfield

Etymology - Origin of Meeker County Name

Named for Bradley B. Meeker, associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, 1849-53; member of the constitutional convention, 1857; member of the territorial legislature, 1851.

Demographics:

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Meeker County History

Meeker County was created on February 23, 1856 (Organized in 1866) from Davis County. The county was named in honor of Bradley B. Meeker (1813-1873), associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, 1849-53; member of the constitutional convention, 1857; member of the territorial legislature, 1851. The County Seat is located in Litchfield

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 645 square miles (1,670 km2), of which 608 square miles (1,570 km2) is land and 37 square miles (96 km2) (5.7%) is water

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Stearns County (north)
  • Wright County (east)
  • McLeod County (southeast)
  • Renville County (southwest)
  • Kandiyohi County (west)

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