Welcome to Lac Qui Parle County

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County Information

Founded March 6, 1871
Named for: The French translation of the Dakota words meaning "the lake that speaks."
Seat: Madison
Largest city: Madison



Agassiz Township
Arena Township
Augusta Township
Baxter Township
Camp Release Township
Cerro Gordo Township
Freeland Township
Garfield Township
Hamlin Township
Hantho Township
Lac qui Parle Township

Lake Shore Township
Madison Township
Manfred Township
Maxwell Township
Mehurin Township
Perry Township
Providence Township
Riverside Township
Ten Mile Lake Township
Walter Township
Yellow Bank Township


Online Data

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles


Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bio: Rosen - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Jan. 2014: Bio: Adams
1890 Veterans Schedules for Baxter, Camp Release, Cerro Gordo, Dawson, District 174, Freeland, Hamlin & Providence, Lac Qui Parle, Lake Shore, Madison, Manfred, Maxwell and Mehurin

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Jan. 2013: Obit: Bridgman

Sept. 2012:
Bio: Hewitt
May 2012: Marriage: Erickson-Hendrickson
Mar. 2012: Bio: Haradon
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Misc. news; Obits: Hauck, Renville, Salisbury; Stoick; Anniversaries: Mills; Bios: Grimshsaw, Himle, Ulstad; County History & bios (1882)
Jan 2012: List of Cemeteries

Previous Updates:
1900 and 1935 Births; News Articles; Biographies-Jacobson, Schouweiler
1870 Federal Census


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