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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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County History

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School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

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

Prior Updates





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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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