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Founded February 20, 1862
Named for General John Pope
Largest city: Glenwood
The county was named for General John Pope who had traveled through the area in 1849 as part of an exploration expedition.
Pope County was created 20 Feb 1862. Until it was organized on 4 Sep 1866, it was attached to Stearns County. This means that during the time period between creation and organization, records pertaining to Pope County should be found in the records of Stearns County.
The county seat was originally Stockholm, but has been Glenwood since the first election, in 1866.
The population of Pope County is about 11,000 people with a strong Scandinavian heritage.
Wills and Probate
MARCH 2018CENSUS: Updated Census section, 1905 Walden, 1895 Walden
CHURCHES: Updated Church section, Bethany 100th Anniversary
NEWS: Updated News section
COMMUNITY NEWS: 4-H Field Day, Dairy Princess, Sons of Norway, Minnewaska District Hospital, Let's Save Two Beautiful Trees, Ramblings, Lowry Lions, North Shore Drive, Letter to the Editor, Cyrus Coronet Band, Looking Back
MUSIC & THEATER NEWS: Lis Chalenburg recital
TAX: Updated Tax section, 1914 Starbuck Tax
FEBRUARY 2018CENSUS: Updated 1940 Starbuck, 1930 Glenwood Township, Updated 1910 Walden Township
CHURCH NOTICES: Indherred, St. John's, Fron, West Zion, East Zion
LOCAL NEWS COLUMNS: Blue Mounds, White Bear Lake, Here and There
OBITUARIES: Hans Nelson
VISITING NEWS: Pauline Gorder, Mary Johnson
COURT NEWS (Probate): Ture Olson, Ole Engebretson
JANUARY 2018CENSUS: 1940 Starbuck page 165A
CHURCHES: Bethania Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Students Will Give Mission Program at Bethania Tues.
COMMUNITY NEWS: Club Encampment To Be Held July 14, 15, 16; Community Fair May be Held Here; Glenwood Celebrated Fourth of July
COURTS: June Term of Court Ended Last Friday
CRIME NEWS: Auto Accident Causes Arrest of Moonshiner
MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS: Ness-Lybeck Marriage Announcement
OBITUARIES: Mrs. Hans Barsness
MISC NEWS: Starbuck Mentioned In Tourist Booklet
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