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County Information
Founded February 23, 1856
Meeker County was named after Judge Bradley B. Meeker of St. Anthony.
He was an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

County government was set up on May 6, 1856 by the County Commissioners at Forest City. The Government Land Office was set up that same season and a post office was established at Forest City.
The first industry in the County was a sawmill set up at Forest City in 1856.
The massacre at Acton on August 17, 1862 marked the opening of the Indian Wars

Seat: Litchfield
Largest city: Litchfield

Villages
* Cedar Mills * Cosmos * Darwin * Dassel * Eden Valley
(part)
* Grove City * Kingston * Litchfield * Watkins

Unincorporated Villages
Corvuso, Rosendale, Crow River, Manannah, North Kingston and Forest City


Townships
* Acton Township * Cedar Mills Township * Collinwood Township * Cosmos Township
* Danielson Township * Darwin Township * Dassel Township * Ellsworth Township
* Forest City Township * Forest Prairie Township * Greenleaf Township * Harvey Township
* Kingston Township * Litchfield Township * Manannah Township * Swede Grove Township
* Union Grove Township

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Website Updates:

JUNE 2017
OBITS: John Anderson
NEWS-VISIT: Florence Arrowood
MARRIAGES: Malcom-Coventry
SIOUX UPRISING: Monuments & Memories - More Info on Acton Monument
NEWS-CRIME: Herman Pehle Arrested submitted by Robin Line

MARCH 2017
SIOUX UPRISING: Monuments & Memories - 1909-New Acton Monument Dedication
SIOUX UPRISING: Attacks and Battles - The Acton Massacre, The Fight near Acton
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Directories for several Meeker County Communities
PUBLIC OFFICIALS: 1878 County Officials

SEPTEMBER 2016
OBITS: Emily Carter - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-VISIT: C. L. Proctor contributed by Kim Torp
NEWS-PEOPLE: Algot Anderson, Oliver Broberg, submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-INJURY: Daniel Arnold, submitted by Robin Line

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Wright County (east)
Renville County (southwest)
Stearns County (north)
McLeod County (southeast)
Kandiyohi County (west)

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