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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Mower County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Minnesota]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Mower County'''
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.mower.mn.us/ Mower County Courthouse]<br>201 1st St NE<br>Austin, MN 55912<br>Phone: 507.437.9456 <br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1865, divorce and court records <br>from 1900 and probate records from 1856. <br>County Recorder has land recorders. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mower County, Minnesota page 366, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
*'''1855--'''Mower County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from [[Rice_County,_Minnesota|Rice]] County and formally organized 1 March 1856.
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*'''1855--'''Mower County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from [[Rice County, Minnesota|Rice]] County and formally organized 1 March 1856.
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*For a brief history of how&nbsp;Mower County was named click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here]. Then select&nbsp;Mower County.
  
'''County seat:''' Austin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''County seat:''' Austin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Adams
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*Austin
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*Brownsdale
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*Dexter
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*Elkton
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*Grand Meadow&nbsp;
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*Le Roy
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*Lyle
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*Mapleview
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*Racine
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*Rose Creek&nbsp;
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*Sargeant
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*Taopi
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*Waltham
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==== '''&nbsp;Townships&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''  ====
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Adams | Austin | Bennington | Clayton | Dexter | Frankford | Grand Meadow | Lansing | Lodi | Lyle | Marshall | Nevada | Pleasant Valley | Racine | Red Rock | Sargeant | Udolpho | Waltham | Windom |
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All of Mower County's land is divided into 20 townships that are 36 square miles (six miles north to south X six miles west to east) in area. Mower County is five townships wide (a total of 30 miles west to east) and four townships from north to south (a total of 24 miles). The arrangement of the townships within the county is shown at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mower_County,_Minnesota wikipedia.com].
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Dodge County, Minnesota|Dodge]]<br>
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*[[Freeborn County, Minnesota|Freeborn]]
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*[[Howard County, Iowa|Howard County, Iowa]]
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*[[Mitchell County, Iowa|Mitchell County, Iowa]]
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*[[Olmsted County, Minnesota|Olmsted]]
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*[[Steele County, Minnesota|Steele]]
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*[[Worth County, Iowa|Worth County, Iowa]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnmower/ceminfo.htm Mower County Cemetery Information]
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*[http://www.interment.net/US/mn/mower.htm Interment.net]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/minnesota/mower.htm The Tombstone Transcription Project]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== '''Civil War'''  ====
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Civil War service men from Mower County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Mower County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)|1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)]], Company M.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company B.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company K.
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:- [[9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company D.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/minnesota/index.html Online Minnesota Death Records and Indexes]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnmower/data/deathsdx.htm 1908 to 1930 Mower County Death Index]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnmower/marriage/mowmarr1.htm Mower County Marriages]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Austin Minnesota Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201512&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Mower&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/mower/ Mower County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Mower|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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*[http://www.myminnesotagenealogy.com/mn_county/mow.htm Family History 101 - My Minnesota Genealogy] This site has information on Winona Co. and where to find county records.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 23:29, 18 December 2012

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Online Records


County Courthouse

Mower County Courthouse
201 1st St NE
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: 507.437.9456

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1865, divorce and court records
from 1900 and probate records from 1856.
County Recorder has land recorders. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1855--Mower County was created 20 February 1855 from Rice County and formally organized 1 March 1856.
  • For a brief history of how Mower County was named click here. Then select Mower County.

County seat: Austin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Adams
  • Austin
  • Brownsdale
  • Dexter
  • Elkton
  • Grand Meadow 
  • Le Roy
  • Lyle
  • Mapleview
  • Racine
  • Rose Creek 
  • Sargeant
  • Taopi
  • Waltham


 

 Townships    

Adams | Austin | Bennington | Clayton | Dexter | Frankford | Grand Meadow | Lansing | Lodi | Lyle | Marshall | Nevada | Pleasant Valley | Racine | Red Rock | Sargeant | Udolpho | Waltham | Windom |

All of Mower County's land is divided into 20 townships that are 36 square miles (six miles north to south X six miles west to east) in area. Mower County is five townships wide (a total of 30 miles west to east) and four townships from north to south (a total of 24 miles). The arrangement of the townships within the county is shown at wikipedia.com.


Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Mower County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Mower County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company M.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company B.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company K.
- 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company D.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mower County, Minnesota page 366, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).