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*'''1855--'''Mower County was created 20 February 1855 from [[Rice County, Minnesota|Rice]] County and formally organized 1 March 1856.  
 
*'''1855--'''Mower County was created 20 February 1855 from [[Rice County, Minnesota|Rice]] County and formally organized 1 March 1856.  
*For a brief history of how Mower County was named click [[ http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm|here]]. Then select Mower County.
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*For a brief history of how Mower County was named click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here]. Then select Mower County.
  
 
'''County seat:''' Austin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
 
'''County seat:''' Austin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>

Revision as of 15:01, 12 February 2009

United States > Minnesota > Mower County

County Courthouse

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 [1]

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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog 

Family History 101 - My Minnesota Genealogy This site has information on Winona Co. and where to find county records.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).