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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
Eagle View Township
Green Valley Township
Height of Land Township
Lake Eunice Township
Lake Park Township
Lake View Township
Maple Grove Township
Pine Point Township
Round Lake Township
Shell Lake Township
Silver Leaf Township
Spring Creek Township
Spruce Grove Township
Sugar Bush Township
Toad Lake Township
Two Inlets Township
White Earth Township
White Earth CDP
Wolf Lake Township
| Website Updates:
Dec. 2013: A Pioneer History of
Sept. 2013: Obits: Boll, Buck,
Marriages: Grafsland - Kile;
Hendrickson - Cummings; Iten -
Keenan; Kohler - Culver; Lyons -
Engagement: Baer - Whitney
Bios: Ball, King
Aug. 2013: 1890 Veterans Schedules
for Atlanta & Walworth, Clifford,
Cormorant and Detroit Lakes
July 2013: 1890 Veterans Schedule
for Fraze, Jarvis, Height of Land
and Lake View
June 2013: 1890 Veterans Schedule
Lake Eunice and Lake Park
May 2013: 1890 Veterans Schedule for
Apr. 2013: 1890 Veterans Schedules
for Burlington & Carsonville
Sept. 2012: Obits: Dix, Lyford, Walton
Local News: White Earth (14 Oct. 1920)
June 2012: Obit: Rice
May 2012: Bios: Anundsen, Baldwin
Mar. 2012: Bios: Converse, Hamilton; Obit: Scott
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Marriage: Robbecke-Kennedy; Bios: Bjorge, Dahlen, Dufault
Dec 2011: Civil War soldiers from Becker
June 2011: Biography - Chief May-zhuc-kege-shig
Biography Article, Deaths, 1908-1909, 1860 Federal Census, 1870 Mortality Schedule, 1880 Mortality Schedule, Detroit
Lakes History, 1871
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