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County Information

Founded June 11, 1858
Named for: An old trading post and common Ojibwe name meaning "little round hill"
Seat Wadena
Largest city Wadena
Parent counties: Cass, Todd

Townships

Cities

Aldrich Township
Blueberry Township
Bullard Township
Huntersville Township
Leaf River Township
Lyons Township
Meadow Township
North Germany Township
Orton Township
Red Eye Township
Rockwood Township
Shell River Township
Thomastown Township
Wadena Township
Wing River Township

Aldrich
Blue Grass
Menahga
Nimrod
Sebeka
Staples (part)
Verndale
Wadena (part)

Ghost Towns
Kindred or Shell City
Oylen
Ferris
Central
Huntersville
Leaf River
Blue Grass




Online Data

Births

Church Histories / Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Marriages

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

SEPTEMBER 2014
NEWS: Sick List-Mr. Case; Crabtree Family

Prior Updates




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Hubbard County (north)
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Otter Tail County (southwest)
Becker County (northwest)

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