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Minnesota Counties

There 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 History, Geography, and Demographics

County Seat: Austin
Year Organized: 1855
Square Miles: 712
Court House:

201 1st Street, NE
County Courthouse
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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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"


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