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County Information

Founded December 27, 1906
Seat: Mahnomen
Largest city: Mahnomen

The entire county is part of the White Earth Indian Reservation. It is the only county in Minnesota entirely within an Indian reservation.

The county, along with East Polk and Becker County, is one of the biggest cattle-raising areas in the northwestern part of Minnesota.

The county name derives from the Ojibwe term for "wild rice"



Beaulieu Township
Bejou Township
Chief Township
Clover Township
Gregory Township
Heier Township
Island Lake Township
La Garde Township

Lake Grove Township
Little Elbow Township
Marsh Creek Township
Oakland Township
Pembina Township
Popple Grove Township
Rosedale Township
Twin Lakes Township

Naytahwaush CDP

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles


Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2013: Obits: Cooper, Trovic; Marriages: Cooper - Aamoth; Rice - Anderson; Church News: New Pastor for Mahnomen; Disasters: Blaze at Waubun; History: Indian County Land of Future

June 2012: Obit: DeMarre
Feb. 2012: Births (1935); Deaths (1908-1920)
Jan 2012: List of Cemeteries

Previous Updates:
Ojibway Indian Names; 1860 Federal Census; 1865 State Census


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