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County Information

Named after Abraham Lincoln, it was created by the Minnesota Legislature on March 6, 1873

It was created out of the western part of Lyon County



Alta Vista Township
Ash Lake Township
Diamond Lake Township
Drammen Township
Hansonville Township
Hendricks Township
Hope Township

Lake Benton Township
Lake Stay Township
Limestone Township
Marble Township
Marshfield Township
Royal Township
Shaokatan Township
Verdi Township

Lake Benton

Online Data

Death Records

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

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

Jan. 2014: Obit: Jorstad
Marriage Announcement: Determa - Nyhuse
1890 Veterans Schedules for Alta Vista Township, Ask Lake & Shaokatan, Diamond Lake & Marshfield, Hendricks & Hansonville, Hope, Lake Benton, Lime Stone & Lake Stay, Royal and Verdi

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Feb. 2013: Obits: Cliffgard, Gooch, Kabot (expanded), Leitz, Olesen, Roos, Soderlind
Community News for Lake Benton (12 July 1898 and 22 Sept. 1898)
Births - "A" Surnames

August 2012: Obit: Kabot
Apr. 2012: Bio: McArthur
Mar. 2012: Bio: Clement
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List
July 2011: Crime news

Previous Updates:
EASTMAN, EICH Obits; Diamond Lake Cemetery Burials; ANDERSEN, BLACK biographies
; Births 1876-1882


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Deuel County, SD (northwest)

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