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County Information

Organized February 20 1855

The county was named for pioneer Joseph Renshaw Brown, a prominent pioneer, soldier, Indian trader, lumberman, speculator, founder of cities, legislator, politician, and editor.

County Seat
New Ulm


Townships:

Cities

 Albin Township
Bashaw Township
Burnstown Township
Cottonwood Township
Eden Township
Home Township
Lake Hanska Township
Leavenworth Township

 Linden Township
Milford Township
Mulligan Township
North Star Township
Prairieville Township
Sigel Township
Stark Township
Stately Township

Cobden
Comfrey
(extends into Cottonwood Co.)
Evan
Hanska
New Ulm
Sleepy Eye
Springfield




 Online Data

Census

County Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

OCTOBER 2014
BIRTH NEWS: Marsteller, Hall
MARRIAGE NEWS: Schlechter-Fischer
CHURCHES: News-1869 Libel Suit
NEWS-CRIME: 1866-A John Spinner murdered, his murderer hanged by a mob. (2 articles)
NEWS-PEOPLE: William & Joseph Barry

Prior Updates




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Adjacent Counties
Nicollet County (northeast)
Blue Earth County (southeast)
Watonwan County (south)
Cottonwood County (southwest)
Redwood County (west)
Renville County (northwest)

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