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Minnesota CountiesThere are87 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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Mower County, Minnesota
Mower County Education, Geography, and History
|County Seat: Austin
Year Organized: 1855
Square Miles: 712
201 1st Street, NE
Austin, MN 55912-3405
Etymology - Origin of County Name
Named for John E. Mower, member of the council in the
territorial legislature, 1854-55; state representative, 1874-75.
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