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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
Largest city: Litchfield
* Cedar Mills * Cosmos * Darwin * Dassel * Eden Valley (part)
* Grove City * Kingston * Litchfield * Watkins
Corvuso, Rosendale, Crow River, Manannah, North Kingston and Forest City
* 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
Church Histories / Records
| Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: Bissell, Mullen -
transcribed by Vicki Bryan
July 2013: Obit: Pitman; 1883
Pensioners on the Roll
Mar. 2013: Obits: Atkinson, Daggett,
Eby, Gorton, Herman, Johnson,
Marriages: DeMots - McLaughlin,
Hawkinson - Pratt, Hurdenbring -
Bios: Adams, Akeson,
Akesson, Amundson, Anderson, Angell,
Armstrong, Atkinson (2), Baden,
Barrick, Becker, Beckstrand,
Belknap, Benson, Benton, Berg,
Berggren, Bissell, Blomberg, Bogar
(2), Boring, Boyer, Boynton, Brown
(2), Butterfield, Cairncross,
Carlson (2), Case, Casey, Caswell,
Chapman, Christianson, Clements,
Comstock, Connole, Coombs, Cossairt,
Cox, Cross, Cutts, Daggett, Damuth,
Danielson (3), Dart, Davidson (2),
Davis, Dearey, DeCoster, Delaney
(2), Dime, Dowling, Duckering, Dunn,
Ekbom, Eklund, Elliott, Elmquist,
Elofson (3), Esbjornsson, Evenson
(3), Falk, Flynn (2), Fosen, Fuller
(2), Gardner, Gibney, Gordon,
Gorman, Grant, Greenleaf (2),
Greenwood, Gunderson, Hallgren,
Halvorsen, Hamilton, Hanson (2),
Harding, Heard, Hershey, Hill, Hoar
(2), Houk, Howard, Hubbard, Hukriede
(2), Hull, Hunter, Hurley, Inman,
Iverson, Jackman, Jewett, Johns,
Johnson (6), Jorden, Jorgenson,
Joubert, Kauffman, Keilty, Kennedy,
Kimball, Kline, Koerner, Kruger,
Larson (2), Lasher, Laughton,
Lawson, Lawton, Lee, Leighton,
Lenhard, Lenhardt, Lindell, Lindgren
(2), Lund, Malmquist, Manguson,
March, Martenson, Martin (3),
Mattson, Mayer, McCarney, McCue,
McIntee, McIntyre, McKarney,
Merrill, Miller, Minton, Morris,
Mousley, Murphy, Murray, Nelson (7),
Ness, Nygren, O'Keefe, Olsen, Palm,
Paulson (2), Pennoyer, Peterson (4),
Pier, Pitman, Polk, Pratt, Price,
Quick, Ralston, Reitan, Remick,
Roman, Ross, Rumsey, Ryckman,
Salisbury, Sampson (2), Scarp,
Schultz, Schwarz, Segar, Shelley,
Shepherd (2), Sherman, Shields,
Shimin, Smith (2), Snell, Soule,
Staples, Strobeck, Sullivan, Sundahl,
Sundquist, Swanson (2), Taylor,
Teberg, Thoms, Tuner, Viren,
Vose,Vossen, Wakefield, Wheeler (3),
Jan. 2013: Obit: McGraw; Marriage: Hughes - Sullivan
August 2012: Obits: Evenson, Krueger
July 2012: Bio: Campbell
May 2012: Obit: Johnson; Bios: Almfeldt, Anderson
Apr. 2012: Bios: Harris, Koerner, Wright
Mar. 2012: Obit: Heaney; Bios: Courtney, Hanson; Marriage: Hanson-Hovey
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; birth for Miller family; Marriage: Linquist & Ellstrom
Jan 2012: County History; list of cemeteries
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