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County Information

Organized March 18, 1858
County seat: Detroit Lakes

The county was named for George Loomis Becker, land commissioner for the railroad

For 10 years after the establishment of Becker County there were no white settlers. The Chippewa (Ojibwe) Indians occupied nearly all of the county. The Sioux Indians had about one half of Cormorant Township and a small part of the corner of Lake Park Township.

A portion of the White Earth Indian Reservation extends into the county



 Atlanta Township
Audubon Township
Burlington Township
Callaway Township
Carsonville Township
Cormorant Township
Cuba Township
Detroit Township
Eagle View Township
Erie Township
Evergreen Township
Forest Township
Green Valley Township
Hamden Township
Height of Land Township
Holmesville Township
Lake Eunice Township
Lake Park Township
Lake View Township

 Maple Grove Township
Osage Township
Pine Point Township
Riceville Township
Richwood Township
Round Lake Township
Runeberg Township
Savannah Township
Shell Lake Township
Silver Leaf Township
Spring Creek Township
Spruce Grove Township
Sugar Bush Township
Toad Lake Township
Two Inlets Township
Walworth Township
White Earth Township
White Earth CDP
Wolf Lake Township

Detroit Lakes
Lake Park
Pine Point
Wolf Lake

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Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

OBITS: Julia M. Coombs, Mrs. Van Sickler
NEWS: (fires) 1898-Frazee Fire
NEWS: (weather) 1900-Frazee Tornado
NEWS: (crime) 1893-Highwayman

OBITS: James Fairbank, Chas. Petigrew, D. L. Wellman

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