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County Information

Founded February 20, 1862
Named for General John Pope
Seat: Glenwood
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.


Townships

Cities

Bangor Township
Barsness Township
Ben Wade Township
Blue Mounds Township
Chippewa Falls Township
Gilchrist Township
Glenwood Township
Grove Lake Township
Hoff Township
Lake Johanna Township

Langhei Township
Leven Township
Minnewaska Township
New Prairie Township
Nora Township
Reno Township
Rolling Forks Township
Walden Township
Westport Township
White Bear Lake Township

Brooten (part)
Cyrus
Farwell
Glenwood
Long Beach
Lowry
Sedan
Starbuck
Villard
Westport

Ghost Town
New Prairie


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Website Updates:

MARCH 2016
BIRTHS: Florence Berg
FAMILIES - Berg Family Bible
MARRIAGES: Berg-Reese, Gust-Brink, Ruud-Ole
NEWS-CRIME: John E. Johnson
NEWS-ILLNESS & INJURY: Ingwald Kjera
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. G. Nickerson, Joe Jacobson, Tillie and Margaret Jacobson, Mrs. H. E. Olson, Alfred Spangrud, Halvor J. Halvorson, L. W. Toftner, Dena Anderson, Inga Jorgenson
NEWS-WEATHER: 1869-Deadly Tornado
OBITS: Clifford Squires, Arnold S. Thompson, Ole Erickson
PEOPLE: S. E. Bowldy, Samuel Olson, Ella and Sophia Thornton

FEBRUARY 2016
PEOPLE: Arne Arneson
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. Geo. Anderson, Nels Nelson, Ida E. Hilgedick
NEWS-CRIME: 1915-John Jacobson
SCHOOL: 1903-Cyrus Grammar School Graduates
MARRIAGES: Squire-Kittleson, Stephens-Amundson

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Adjacent Counties
Douglas County (north)
Stearns County (east)
Kandiyohi County (southeast)
Swift County (south)
Stevens County (west)
Grant County (northwest)
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