Andy Johnson County, Minnesota Genealogy
Andy Johnson County was the former name of what is now Wilkin County. It was originally named Toombs County, after the Georgian Senator Robert Toombs. In 1862 Toombs County was renamed Andy Johnson County, after the then Vice-President of the U.S. Andrew Johnson, when Robert Toombs joined the Confederate government in the Civil War as Secretary of State and later became a general in its army. Andy Johnson County was renamed to its present name of Wilkin County in 1868, when Andrew Johnson was an unpopular president, after Alexander Wilkin who was the colonel of the Ninth Minnesota Infantry Regiment and killed in battle in 1864.
For records, see Wilkin County.
- Wilkin County Minnesota History. Wilkin County. http://co.wilkin.mn.us/history.asp (accessed February 6, 2012).
- Alexander Wilkin. 1stminnesota.net. http://www.1stminnesota.net/SearchResults.php3?ID=0117 (accessed February 6, 2012).