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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


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Website Updates:

APRIL 2017
OBITS: Justin Gaylord, John Foot, Fredrick Bracher
BUSINESSES: J. B. Parkhurst, T. F. Towne, J. C. Pierce, John Corell, Francis Ives, C. Berg, J. F. Pingrey, W. W. Clark, George W. Rutherford
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory
PUBLIC OFFICIALS: 1878 County Officials
COURT: Felt vs. Patrick, Lee vs. Smith, Hennesy vs. Smith, Hoyt vs. Dimick, Roberts vs. Frizzell
NEWS-ILLNESS: Mary Person
TRAINING SCHOOL: Students-Hugh and Charles Hall, Gertrude Smith, Edward Leroy, Olia Arnold, Robert Brown, Woodman Olson, Mary Beamer, Alphonse Ray, Gustav Zeisz, Percy C. Hathaway, Ida Hardwood, Ethel Beckman, Maggie Miller, Mathias Karpen, John Breckner, Merrill P. Tyner, August Hoffman, John Snorak, A. Charbonneau, Boisjoli Girtz
TRAINING SCHOOL: Teachers-C. H. Petit (3), Grace Johnson (3), Mrs. F. A. Dresser
TRAINING SCHOOL: Escapes-Bessie Gupker, Minnie Mouseau, John Green, John Lippert, Harry Barrett, John Kennedy, William Howard and John Turzinski, John McCabe, 1896-Two Boys Captured, 1895 - Girls Escape, Mike Glockle
TRAINING SCHOOL: News and History-1899-Military Instruction recommended, 1899-Improprieties, 1897-Measles, 1899-Regulations

FEBRUARY 2017
OBITS: William Clark
NEWS-FIRES & WRECKS: 1883-Train Wreck
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1862-Thieves steal poisoned flour
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Charles Littlefield
PEOPLE: R. N. McLaren, Isaac Hasbrook, Julia Wakefield Wilder

NOVEMBER 2016
OBITS: Gustav Hallgren, Swan Soderlind, John Benson
SCHOOL: 1855-Hamline University, 1856-Hamline Building Dedication

OCTOBER 2016
OBITS: Michael Bresnaham submitted by Kim Torp
MARRIAGE: Van Shaick-Townes submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. G. Dahlen submitted by Kim Torp
NEWS-CRIME: Frank Amidon submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Louis Stokke, E. G. Foster submitted by Robin Line

MAY 2016
OBITS: Charles Myers, Frederick Williston
MILITARY: Civil War News - 1862-Ladies Aid, Goodhue a Banner County
COURT: Spaulding vs. Wellman
PEOPLE: Charles McClure, Simon Bannerman, Mrs. John Stachlie
MARRIAGES: Braitch-Fahnestock
NEWS-CHURCH: 1866-Sunday School Organized
NEWS-BUSINESS: 1893-Bank Closes

JANUARY 2016
MILITARY: Civil War News - 1862-Captain Mattson, Captain Gurnee, Patriotism
BIOS: Robert Wolforth, William C. Williston, Frank Wesley Dobbyn
OBITS: William Bickford, Mrs. Frances Bickford, contributed by Jim Dezotell
NEWS-VISIT: Mr. & Mrs. William Bickford, contributed by Jim Dezotell

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