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County Information

Founded December 19, 1906
Named for: Koochiching is an Ojibway word meaning "neighbor lake and river" for Rainy Lake and Rainy River.
Seat: International Falls
Largest city: International Falls

It is next to the largest of the 87 counties, exceeded only by St. Louis county. Koochiching is also next to the youngest in the state, having been created in 1906 after its residents voted to separate from Itasca county.

A portion of the Bois Forte Indian Reservation is in the county.

* Big Falls * International Falls * Littlefork * Mizpah * Northome * Ranier

* Rainy Lake * East Koochiching * South Koochiching * Northome * Northwest Koochiching * Nett Lake

* Birchdale * Bramble * Central * Craigville * Ericsburg * Forest Grove * Frontier * Gemmell
* Grand Falls * Indus * Island View * Lindford * Loman * Margie * Nett Lake * Pelland
* Pinetop * Rauch * Ray * Silverdale * Wildwood

Ghost Towns
* Border * Fairland * Falls Junction * Gates Corner * Jameson * Laurel
* Manitou * Nakoda * Rainy Lake City * Ridge * South International Falls * The Pines * Wayland

Online Data



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:

NEWS-FIRES: 1910-Mizpah Destroyed by Fire
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1911-Mizpah Bank Closing

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