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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

Biographies
Births
Cemeteries
Census
Church Histories
County Records
Death Records
County History
Land & Real Estate
Marriages
Military
Miscellaneous Data
Newspaper Data
Obituaries
School Records
Wills and Probate
Website Updates:

APRIL 2015
OBITS: Sam St. Pierre
NEWS-SICK: John Moore, James Cowley, Mrs. A. Hough
NEWS-PEOPLE: Harry Presson, Hattie Bailey, J. B. Inman, Matt Knox
BIRTHS: Gillespie Boy
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1879-Mill Opens, 1879-Wadena's Goals, 1879-Breaking New Farmland
LAND & REAL ESTATE: William Anderson, Sophia Ausbourne, Charles Kropp, Jonas Kropp, James Skog, John Smart, James Strang

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

Prior Updates




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