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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

Online Data
Website Updates:

JULY 2015
WILLS & PROBATE: John T. Halstead, Linus Howe
FAMILIES: Reunion - August Jordin Family
CHURCH: New Organ Played by James Blaikie
COURT: Dutland, Christianson

FEBRUARY 2015
NEWS-PEOPLE: Alvin H. Nordstrom
NEWS-VISIT: Eliel Peck, S. C. Vincent, Capt. C. H. Jenks

OCTOBER 2014
BIRTHS: Maloney
MARRIAGES: Farnsworth-Cady
NEWS-WEATHER: Deadly Tornado-1920

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

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