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Founded February 20, 1855
Named for Charles Thomas Stearns
County Seat: Saint Cloud
The area that is currently defined as Stearns County was once occupied by several indigenous tribes, such as the
Sioux (Dakota), Chippewa (Ojibwe) and Winnebago (Ho-chunk). The first large immigration was of German Catholics
in the 1850s. Early arrivals also came from eastern states.
Originally, the county was to be named Stevens County to honor Governor Isaac Ingalls Stevens who conducted an
area expedition in 1853. However, due to a clerical error, the county was named after Charles Thomas Stearns who
was a member of the Territorial Council. (wikipedia)
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North Fork Township
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Spring Hill Township
St. Augusta Township
St. Joseph Township
St. Martin Township
St. Wendel Township
Eden Valley (part)
New Munich Paynesville
St. Cloud (part)
Church Histories / Records
OBITS: Anton Bergum, Clara Wennberg, J. M. Gove
NEWS-VISIT: Mary Schoener, Mrs. A. T. Nelson, A. L. Nelson, Mrs. Stephen Collins, L. W. Bowen
BIOS: W. R. Hunter, Emmet Clark Holden, Freeland A. Hoyt, Simon P. Brick, Frank Boehm
NEWS-PEOPLE: L. W. Harding, A. J. Cleveland, George B. Dodd, C. M. Truesdell
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1902-Catholic Colony
NEWS-INJURY: J. E. McKelvey
NEWS: Melrose Fire-1896
NEWS: Community News-New Hotel for Melrose
OBITS: S. S. Ulmer
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