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County Information
Established by the Minnesota Territorial Legislature in February of 1856. Fort Ripley was in the original county, which extended east to the Mississippi. John Baines Smith Todd was in command of the Fort at that time, and it was named after him.

Parent County: Stearns

County Seat
Long Prairie



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Eagle Bend
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 Online Data


County Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bio: Lee - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
July 2013: Obits: Anderson, Brower, Lee, Small, Soper, Sorensen
Marriages: Bertzyk - Griep; Cobham - Wilson; DeMund - Goethe; Gillespie - Ruhl; Griggs - Deniston; Jacobs - Hanson; Johnson - Anderson; Metzler - Senger; Parks – Bushinger & Parrott - Parks; Roscoe - Haller

Oct. 2012: Marriage: Perkins - Barber
Sept. 2012: Bio: Sheets
August 2012: Obits: Barber, Church, Christie, Lasrely
July 2012: Bio: Brower; Obits: Carlson, Larson; Marriages: Carlson - Larson; Nelson - Larson
Mar. 2012: County Offices (1915) Engagement: Marr-Hiler; Obit: Schwantes; Marriage: Bently-Mack
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; misc. news
Jan 2012: death cert. for FORER

Dec 2011: Obit for CRIST, BRISTLIN; newspaper stories: gossip, misc. news for ALTMAN; bio for LEA; crime news for EWING, KOCH; HENDERICKSON murder
Previous updates:
1857 Territorial Census; 1860 Federal Census; 1865 State Census; Township & Village History


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