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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
Sioux Uprising
Wills/Probate Records
 
 
 

Website Updates:

OCTOBER 2016
OBITS: Joseph Schneider, Terrence Brazil, Charles Evers submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-CRIME: Christ Bartelson, Victim
SIOUX UPRISING: Survivors-Urania S. White's Story

SEPTEMBER 2016
OBITS: Benjamin Strauman submitted by Robin Line
SIOUX UPRISING: Victims-69 victims listed plus the fates of family members,
SIOUX UPRISING: Survivors-Wickman Family Story, Nathan Dexter White, In depth story by Nancy (McClure) Faribault, Justina Krieger's Story
SIOUX UPRISING: Monuments-1894 Birch Coulee (2),
SIOUX UPRISING: Follow Up-Gus Godfrey Obit

JULY 2016
OBITS: James Kortak, Ellen Knauf, Mrs. G. O. Lunder
PEOPLE: John Loftnes
NEWS-FIRE: 1888-John Rogers, 1886-Bird Island Fire, Keoke Bros. Mill, 1883-W. Ladd
NEWS-POLITICAL: 1892-Democratic Convention, 1886-Official Vote by County, 1886-Renville County Republicans, 1892-Renville Results
NEWS-WEATHER: 1904-Farm damage for Potter, Judd, Hoagland, Hodgen, Shields, Noble, Behrns, Southers and Silkers, 1880-October Blizzard
NEWS-CRIME: John E. K. Leavesk, Peter Buterly, John Hogan-victim

FEBRUARY 2016
PEOPLE: John Yanke
WILLS/PROBATE: Charles F. Remicke
NEWS-WEATHER: 1892-Wind and Rain, 1895-Drought Ends
NEWS-CRIME: John Nordton

Prior Updates



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Meeker County (northeast)
McLeod County (east)
Sibley County (east,southeast)
Nicollet County (south)
Brown County (southeast}
Redwood County (southwest)
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