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County Information

Created 1855

Named for Joseph Renville, son of a French father and Indian mother, who worked as a trader and interpreter

Renville County was the site of several hostile engagements in the Sioux Uprising of 1862.

County Seat
Olivia

Townships

Cities

Bandon Township
Beaver Falls Township
Birch Cooley Township
Bird Island Township
Boon Lake Township
Brookfield Township
Cairo Township
Camp Township
Crooks Township
Emmet Township
Ericson Township
Flora Township
Hawk Creek Township
Hector Township

Henryville Township
Kingman Township
Martinsburg Township
Melville Township
Norfolk Township
Osceola Township
Palmyra Township
Preston Lake Township
Sacred Heart Township
Troy Township
Wang Township
Wellington Township
Winfield Township

Bird Island
Buffalo Lake
Danube
Fairfax
Franklin
Hector
Morton
Olivia
Redwood Falls (part)
Renville
Sacred Heart




Online Data
Biographies
Births
Cemeteries
Census
Church Histories / Records
Court
Death Records
Families / Coat of Arms
History
Marriages
Military
Newspaper Data
Obituaries
People
Schools
Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

JULY 2015
BIRTHS: Carlson twins
COURT: 1899-Renville County Seat
SCHOOL: 1899-Renville Graduation

MAY 2015
OBITS: Charles Fisherman
NEWS-VISIT: Robert Dagner, B. W. Schonweiter, Mrs. O. C. Evanson
NEWS-PEOPLE: Robert O. Dagner, W. C. White, W. H. Graham
NEWS-WEATHER: 1891-August Frost

MARCH 2015
OBITS: Mrs. G. O. Lunder, Mrs. K. Lunder, Algot Carlson
MARRIAGE-NEWS: Heaney-Smith, Stilli-Hess
WILLS: Thorstein B. Veblen
NEWS-WEATHER: 1896-Winter Storm, 1896-Hector Tornado, 1897-Flood
NEWS-PEOPLE: Frank Hodgdon
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1955-Russians Dance
NEWS-CRIME: 1897-Robbers Caught
NEWS-FIRE: 1900-Fire at Hector

OCTOBER 2014
MARRIAGES: Halvorson-Truman
NEWS-Community: Crop Damage 1895
NEWS-Weather:Wind Storm 1895
NEWS-People: Gilbert Mathinson; C. M. Thomas

Prior Updates



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McLeod County (east)
Sibley County (east,southeast)
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Brown County (southeast}
Redwood County (southwest)
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