Benton County, Minnesota

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County Information
Established in 1849, one of the earliest counties in Minnesota.
Named For: Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. senator from Missouri.
County Seat: Foley
Largest City: Sauk Rapids

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Localities


Cities and Towns
Foley, Gilman, Rice, Royalton (part), Sartell (part), Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud (part)

Townships
Alberta, Gilmanton, Glendorado, Graham, Granite Ledge, Langola, Mayhew Lake, Maywood, Minden, Sauk Rapids, St. George, Watab

Unincorporated Communities
Brennyville, Bushville, Duelm, Fruitville, Glendorado, Granite Ledge, Jakeville, Mayhew, North Benton, Novak's Corner, Oak Park, Parent, Popple Creek, Ronneby, Rum River, Silver Corners, Watab

Ghost Towns
East St. Cloud, Esteville (part), Minden

Online Data

Biographies Births
Cemeteries Census
Church News & History Court and Legal
Deaths Directories and Gazetteers
Family Data History
Marriages Military
News Obits
Public Officials Schools
Towns & Townships Wills & Probate

Website Updates



SEPTEMBER 2018
CENSUS: 1930 vs. 1920 Population Totals
MARRIAGES: County Records - 1850-1858
MILITARY: WWI Casualties - collected and organized by Susan Duff-Erkel
OBITS: Mrs. Frank De Bilgren
OFFICIALS: Rosters - 1885 Notary Public Listing
NEWS-FIRES: 1895 Forest Fire Summary and Reports, Prairie Fire Summary
NEWS-VISITS: Mrs. N. D. Simpson, A. Delacy Wood

MARCH 2018
NEWS-VISITS: E. G. Ellithorpe
SCHOOLS: Mabel Beck
PEOPLE: David Irving, Anna J. Fremelt, F. H. Hatch

JANUARY 2018
MILITARY: Soldiers - Robert C. Gosswiller
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News - Peter E. Lamkin, Frank Heinzel
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1895 Fire Wardens
OFFICIALS: Rosters - 1878 County Officials
OFFICIALS: News - Joe Mushel, L. Wisniewski
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1901-New Courthouse, hotel and church, 1912-Beekeepers Meet



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