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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

Hubbard County, Minnesota

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Hubbard County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 20,428. Its county seat is Park Rapids. The county is named for Lucius Frederick Hubbard, ninth Governor of Minnesota.

A portion of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is in the county.

Etymology - Origin of Hubbard County Name

Named for Lucius Frederick Hubbard, editor of Red Wing Republican; state senator, 1872-1875; governor of Minnesota, 1882-87


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Hubbard County History

Hubbard County was created on February 26, 1883 (Organized in 1887) from Cass County. The county was named in honor of Lucius Frederick Hubbard (1836-1913), editor of Red Wing Republican; state senator, 1872-1875; governor of Minnesota, 1882-87.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2), of which 926 square miles (2,400 km2) is land and 74 square miles (190 km2) (7.4%) is water.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Beltrami County (north)
  • Cass County (east)
  • Wadena County (south)
  • Becker County (southwest)
  • Clearwater County (northwest)


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