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County Information

Originally established as Toombs County on March 8, 1858, it was named after Robert Toombs (1810-85) of Georgia, who had been a member of Congress, 1845-53, and was U.S. senator, 1853-61. Mr. Toombs became a leading disunionist, then a Confederate secretary of state in 1861, and later was a Confederate general. In 1863, the county was renamed Andy Jackson County after President Andrew Jackson and to disassociate with Mr. Toombs. The county changed its name to Wilkin County, for Col. Alexander Wilkin, who was killed in the Civil War, in March 6, 1868.

Parent counties: Cass, Toombs, Johnson

County Seat
Breckenridge


Townships

Cities

Akron Township
Andrea Township
Atherton Township
Bradford Township
Brandrup Township
Breckenridge Township
Campbell Township
Champion Township
Connelly Township
Deerhorn Township
Foxhome Township

Manston Township
McCauleyville Township
Meadows Township
Mitchell Township
Nilsen Township
Nordick Township
Prairie View Township
Roberts Township
Sunnyside Township
Tanberg Township
Wolverton Township

Breckenridge
Campbell
Doran
Foxhome
Kent
Nashua
Rothsay (part)
Tenney
Wolverton


Online Data
Website Updates:

JULY 2015
WILLS & PROBATE: Almeda Southworth
FAMILIES: Pithey
SCHOOLS: 1910-Breckenridge Commencement
BIRTHS: Oliver Girl

APRIL 2015
OBITS: Clyde Fitch, Harry Wilson
VISIT & TRAVEL NEWS: Ezra G. Valentine, Lyman B. Everdell
NEWS-CRIME: Dr. M. Triplett, Chris Ries, 1896-Thomas Cannon In Jail for Murder, 1892-Bold Highwaymen, 1892-Shot by Highwaymen, 1892-Eight Saloon Keepers Indicted
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1896-Harvest, 1896-Burglar Tools Found, 1896-Breckenridge Waterworks, 1893-Law Breaking Saloon Men
NEWS-BUSINESS: 1888-New Paper, Schmitt & Eckes
NEWS-PEOPLE: H. Dykman, Frank Miksche
NEWS-WEATHER: 1879 Temperature, 1876-Temperature

SEPTEMBER 2014
VISIT & RELOCATE NEWS: Howard Byckman, Earl Staples, Agda Wennerberg

Prior Updates





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Clay County (north)
Otter Tail County (east)
Grant County (southeast)
Traverse County (south)
Richland County, ND (southwest)
Cass County, ND (northwest)
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