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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Redwood County was created on November 4, 1862 (Organized in 1865) from Brown County. The county was named for the
Redwood River. Redwood is the translation of the Dakota name "Chanshayapi". The County Seat is located in Redwood Falls
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 882 square miles (2,280 km2), of which 879 square miles (2,280 km2) is
land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.4%) is water.
The Redwood River flows through the county to the Minnesota River.