Created: March 5, 1853 from portions of Dakota County and free territory.
Named For: the Blue Earth River.
County Seat: Mankato
The area of Blue Earth County was once known as the "Big Woods" and was occupied by the Dakota Indians. It was started by a French explorer, Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, who was one of the first white people in the area, arriving at the point where the Minnesota and Blue Earth rivers meet. There, he made an unsuccessful attempt to mine copper from the blue earth found in the area. The area remained under French control until 1803, when it passed to the United States by the Louisiana Purchase.
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OBITS: Evans child, Mr. J. G. Fowler, Frederick Arndt
NEWS-BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. George Doty
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Doty Son
WILLS: Inheritance Tax-Bainey, Denber, Fletcher, Fowler, Hawnson, Heller, Jones, Pomerenke, Pommerenke, Roberts, Shepard, Swearington, Thomas
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DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory
OFFICIALS: News-John W. Schmitt, J. W. Schmidt, James Farley
OFFICIALS: Rosters-1878 County Officials
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OBITS: Almon Chilson, Oline Strand, Catlins Girl
MILITARY: soldiers-L. N. Holmes
OFFICIALS: News-H. E. Swan
MILITARY: Civil War Enlistments - submitted by Martin Johnson
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NEWS-CRIME: H. G. Brewer
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: C. G. Roust Family, August Zingler
PEOPLE: Chris Hansen
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