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County Information

Founded March 13, 1858, from Pine County
Named for The Ojibwe word for "snake," after the Snake River.
County Seat: Mora (original seat was Brunswick)
Largest city: Mora

The county name derives from the Ojibwe term for the Snake River - Kanabecosippi or Ginebigo-ziibi - which flows through this county.



Ann Lake Township
Arthur Township
Brunswick Township
Comfort Township
Ford Township
Grass Lake Township
Hay Brook Township
Hillman Township
Kanabec Township
Knife Lake Township
Kroschel Township
Peace Township
Pomroy Township
South Fork Township
Whited Township

Braham (part)

Unincorporated Communities
* Brunswick
* Coin
* Kroschel
* Lewis Lake
* Warman
* Woodland

Online Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Dec. 2013: Obits: Bragg, Hillman, Morrison, Naumann, Peterson, Ramgren, Schmidt
Community news for Mora: 4 Dec. 1915; 25 Mar. 1916; 6 May 1916; 16 Sept. 1916

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Jan. 2013: Obits: Backlund, Erickson, Gudell
Marriage Announcements: Buurman - Andres; Sax - Gudell; Lewis - Lougne; Nystrom - Theorin; Williams - Miller; Ziegler - Mowry
Local Community News for Mora - 16 Oct. 1915, 6 Nov. 1915 and 22 July 1916

August 2012: Obits: Crane, Person
June 2012: Obits: Howard, Morrison, Morse
Mar. 2012: Obit: Mason
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Birth: Newbert; Bio: Newbert
Dec 2011: List of Cemeteries; HANSON obit

Previous Updates:
1860 Federal Census; Index to Surnames in 1870 Census; DREWS, LIVENS obituaries


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