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County Information

The county was formed from territory within Wabasha County on March 5, 1853.
County boundaries were defined in 1854 and further refined again in 1855.
It was named for James Madison Goodhue, the first printer-editor in Minnesota.

The county seat is Red Wing
Nearly all of Prairie Island Indian Community is within the county.

Townships

Cities

Belle Creek Township
Belvidere Township
Cannon Falls Township
Cherry Grove Township
Featherstone Township
Florence Township
Goodhue Township
Hay Creek Township
Holden Township Kenyon Township
Leon Township

Minneola Township
Pine Island Township
Roscoe Township
Stanton Township
Vasa Township
Wacouta Township
Wanamingo Township
Warsaw Township
Welch Township
Zumbrota Township

Bellechester (part)
Cannon Falls
Dennison (part)
Goodhue
Kenyon
Lake City (part)
Pine Island (part)
Red Wing
Wanamingo
Zumbrota


 Online Data

Births

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Marriages

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: Baldwin, Grondahl, Ives, Lawrence, Michael, Sheldon - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Nov. 2013: Obits: Anderson, Bergstand, Boxrud, Busch, Hall, Hancock, Holter, McIntire, Nelson, Quist, Sheldon, Williston
Marriages: Crump - Gross; Flatland - Persons; Fryberger - Featherstone; Gumbiner - Woolner; Howard - Anderson; Martinson - Johnson; Miller - Sands; Nyvall - Kjellstrom; O'Brien - Difenbach; Pierce - Cross; Taber - Pratt; Walter - Manthel; Wong - Stolberg
Engagement: Stickles - Carlson
Bios: Akers (3), Allen, Wray
July 2013: Obits: Allen, Clark; 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
May 2013: Bios: Foot, Rich, Swanson (2)
Feb. 2013: Obits: DeKay, Graham, Phelps, Sandford, Sweney

Dec. 2012: Obits: Akenson, Anderson, Bach, Bruber, Bye, Center, Charleson, Hawkinson, Johnson, Kohn, Otterson, Park, Rosengren, Widhammer, Wing
Bios: Booth, Brakke, Hanson, Klindworth, Phelps, Powlison, Shirley, Staples
Marriages: Beford-Gleaner; Berndt-Voth; Damann-Beargschuatz; Duerre-Newhouse; Hehr-Mitchell; Hinseth-Johnson; Panchott-Harrison; Seavers-Ketcham
Community News for Red Wing (Mar. 2, 1898; Feb. 10, 1899; Nov. 11, 1899; Mar. 19, 1900 and Mar. 21, 1900
Sept. 2012: Bio: Jackson
July 2012: Bio: Busch
June 2012: Names of the Killed in the Indian War (1857) Obit: Below
Bios: Boe, Cooper, Headland, Hjelmstad, Hoagland, Kringler, Kyllo, Larson, Lee, Letson, Mattson, Meacham, Mitchell, Nesse, Peterson, Roble, Washburn
May 2012: Bios: Allen, Anderson, Aslakson, Backus, Balderson, Baldwin, Ballard; Marriage: Drake-Jaynes
Apr. 2012: Bios: Brill, Ericson, Featherston, Foot, Friedrich, Fryberger, Fulton, Gerlach, Gilbertson, Jamison, Swanstrom, Werner
Mar. 2012: Bios: Bixby, Cremer, Grondahl, Hall, Haller, Hanson, Harding, Hartupee, Hubbard; Obit: Carpenter; birthday - O. Graham; Marriage: Baken-Isham
Feb. 2012: 1860 Census - Belle Creek; Bios: Beckman, Blodgett, Boxrud

Dec 2011: Crime news re: BROWN; Bio for JABEZ, BROOKS. Gossip news for MALBERG, JOHNSON, ERICKSON, CHALBERG, BESTUL, CHAMBERS
Previous Updates: Korean War MIA-POWS; Marriage Announcement for REMSHARDT/ROSENGREN; WW2 Casualties; 1870 Mortality Schedule
Obits for CHRISTIANSON & DALEN; Bios for COX, GRAHAM, HANCOCK, SHELDON, SWENEY, WILLISTON & WILDER; 1909 History of County & Townships; Death certificate for HARTLAND; Divorce for GRIEBIE




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Olmsted County (southeast)
Dodge County (southwest)
Rice County (west)
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