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County Information
In 1852 Jacob McQuillin and his family settled what was to become Mower County. By 1855 the area had enough people to merit official formation and on March 1, 1856 Minnesota Governor Willis A. Gorman signed the act organizing Mower County. The county was named in honor of John Edward Mower, a member of the territorial legislature.

Parent County: Fillmore, Freeborn
Named for John Edward Mower

County Seat
Austin

Townships

Cities

Udolpho
Waltham
Sargeant
Pleasant Valley
Racine
Lansing
Red Rock
Dexter
Grand Meadow
Frankford

Austin
Windom
Marshall
Clayton
Bennington
Lyle
Nevada
Adams
Lodi
Le Roy

Adams
Austin
Brownsdale
Dexter
Elkton
Grand Meadow
Le Roy
Lyle
Mapleview
Racine
Rose Creek
Sargeant
Taopi
Waltham




Online Data

Births

Census

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: Belden, Furlong, Johnson, Sweningsen - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Apr. 2013: Early Mower Co. Marriage Licenses to 1884; Civil War Deaths - Soldiers from Mower Co..
Mar. 2013: Obit: Bostwick
Marriage Announcement: Elliott - Garish
Jan. 2013: Marriage: Allen-Moore

July 2012: Bio: Burnham
May 2012: Bio: Ames; Marriage: Bacon-Nickels
Apr. 2012: Bios: Frank, Morgan
Mar. 2012: Tornado (1928); Bios: Clement, Crane, Steenerson; Obits: Beemis, Boyd, Hovda, Johnson, Shields, Van Winkle, Wilhelm
Feb. 2012: Civil War History; WW2 Army Honor List; Bio: Kingsley; Mower Co. History (1911); 1st Settlers of Mower Co.
Jan 2012: Early history and county organization; Sick List news for WRIGHT

Previous Updates
:
Obits for HALL, Andrew, Andrew Jr, & Samuel; News Item for INGMUNDSON; obits for BROWNING, BARRICK; Bio for Moses Armstrong; Partial Cemetery listings: Cedar City, Dexter, Frankford, Grand Meadow, Greenwood, Lansing, Oakwood, Pleasant Valley, Rose Creek, Salem, Tanner, Taopi, Udolpho, Waltham & Woodbury




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Adjacent Counties
Dodge County (north)
Olmsted County (northeast)
Fillmore County (east)
Freeborn County (west)
Howard Co, Iowa (southeast)
Mitchell County, Iowa (south)
Worth County, Iowa (southwest)

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