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 County Information

The name was a translation of a Sioux name for the outcrops of granite and gneiss found in the Minnesota Valley

Founded: February 20, 1862
Named for Big Stone Lake
County Seat: Ortonville
Largest city: Ortonville


Townships: Cities
 Akron Township
Almond Township
Artichoke Township
Big Stone Township
Browns Valley Township
Foster Township
Graceville Township

 Malta Township
Moonshine Township
Odessa Township
Ortonville Township
Otrey Township
Prior Township
Toqua Township

 Barry
Beardsley
Clinton
Correll
Graceville
Johnson
Odessa
Ortonville

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Website Updates:

JULY 2015
HISTORY: History of Big Stone County
PROBATE: Mary Reinart
BIRTHS: Hamilton Daughter
CHURCHES: 1904-Pastor buys newspaper
SCHOOLS: 1918-Ortonville Debate Team
COURT: Charles E. Gurley
FAMILIES: Mohn Family Reunion

JANUARY 2015
NEWS: (people) Nettie J. Van Inwegen, Mr. Campbell's Wife Elopes,
NEWS: (visit relatives) Mrs. Neilson
NEWS: (crime) Myron Severance
MARRIAGES: Gould-Roche

OCTOBER 2014
OBITS : Adolph Mattson
NEWS-VISIT : John McCall, Mrs. Frank Chandler

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Adjacent Counties
Traverse County, MN (north)
Stevens County, MN (northeast)
Swift County, MN (southeast)
Lac qui Parle Co, MN (southeast)
Grant County, SD (southwest)
Roberts County, SD (northwest)
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