Welcome to Chippewa County

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County Information

Founded: February 20, 1862
Named for: Chippewa Indians, Chippewa River
County Seat: Montevideo
Largest city: Montevideo



Big Bend Township
Crate Township
Grace Township
Granite Falls Township
Havelock Township
Kragero Township
Leenthrop Township
Lone Tree Township

Louriston Township
Mandt Township
Rheiderland Township
Rosewood Township
Sparta Township
Stoneham Township
Tunsberg Township
Woods Township

Clara City
Granite Falls (part)

Online Data



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Oct. 2013: Obits: Klooslad, Lee, Miller, Steiner
Marriages: Anderson - Nelson; Booth - Anderson; Goulson - Clausen; Kimber - Goar; Peterson - Zoe; Solberg - Berg; Wheeler - Whitmore
Bios: Aker, Anderson

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Oct. 2012: Bio: Bjomstad
July 2012: Bio: Budd
June 2012: Obit: Mammar; Bios: Halaas, Jahren
May 2012: Marriage: Johnson-Hupp
Apr. 2012: Bios: Crane, Fosnes, Hendrickson
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Enlistment Index; WW2 Army Honor List; Bios: Anderson, Fosnes, Hanson, Kittelson; Crime News: Haubris & Rolmer
Jan 2012: ANDERSON bio
Dec 2011: Gossip news for
FALKENHAGEN, FREAM; sick list item for FALKENHAGEN; weather news story, miscellaneous news story for ELIASON; crime news re: OLSON

Previous Updates:
COULTER obit; List of Cemeteries


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