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This county, established February 20, 1855, was named in honor of David Olmsted, first mayor of St. Paul, in 1854, who in 1855 removed to Winona, in the county of that name, adjoining Olmsted county.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:38, 12 May 2011

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United States > Minnesota > Olmsted County

County Courthouse

History

This county, established February 20, 1855, was named in honor of David Olmsted, first mayor of St. Paul, in 1854, who in 1855 removed to Winona, in the county of that name, adjoining Olmsted county.

Parent County

County seat: Rochester [1]

  • For a brief history of how Olmsted County was named, click here.  Then select Olmsted County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Byron
  • Chatfield
  • Dover
  • Eyota
  • Oronoco
  • Pine Island
  • Rochester
  • Stewartville


Townships

Cascade | Dover | Eyota | Elmira | Farmington | Haverhill | High Forest & 45 | Kalmar | Marion |New Haven | Orion| Oronoco | Pleasant Grove | Quincy | Rochester | Rock Dell & 45| Salem | Viola

 Unincorporated

Douglas



Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Censuses

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 US Federal Censuses for Olmsted, Minnesota can be found at FamilySearch Record Search - Pilot. Free searchable name indexes and images are available for most census years. 

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Rochester

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

• Ole & Lena: the genealogy and local history of a Norwegian settlement (Dodge and Olmsted counties in Minnesota) http://web.mac.com/moiseth/Ole_and_Lena:_genealogy_/Welcome.html

References

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