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County Information
Established February 23, 1854, this county was named for a Dakota woman, Winona, cousin of the last chief named Wabasha, both of whom were prominent in the events attending the removal in 1848, of the Winnebago Indians from Iowa to Wabasha's prairie (the site of the city of Winona) and thence to Long Prairie in Todd county.

County Seat
Winona


Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf mountain in the City of Winona in 1898
It was a limestone bluff that they quarried off for building material in the early days of the city.
The quarry eventually closed and this is what's left of the bluff.
[Many thanks to John Bauer for sending this in...]

Townships

Cities and Towns
(and other populated areas)
Source: GNIS

Dresbach Township
Elba Township
Fremont Township
Hart Township
Hillsdale Township
Homer Township
Mount Vernon Township
New Hartford Township
Norton Township
Pleasant Hill Township
Richmond Township
Rollingstone Township
Saratoga Township
St. Charles Township
Utica Township
Warren Township
Whitewater Township
Wilson Township
Wiscoy Township

Altura
Beaver
Bethany
Centerville
Clyde
Crystal Spring
Dakota
Donehower
Dresbach
Elba
Fremont
Goodview
Hart
Homer
Lamoille
Lewiston
Minneiska
Minnesota City

Morningside Terrace
New Hartford
Nodine
Oakridge
Pickwick
Ridgeway
Rollingstone
Saint Charles
Saratoga
Stockton
Sugarloaf
Troy
Utica
Whitman
Wilson
Winona
Witoka
Wyattville



 Online Data

Census

County Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: Jayne, Kellam, Sinclair, Staples - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Obits: Blair, Boeden, Brooks, Diar, Hurrell, Ludwig, Morey, Mulholland, Schellhaus, Schultz, Steinbach
Marriages: Crosett - Thornton; Dohm - Osterhout; Evans - Burke; Gernes - Scheidemantel; Goergen - Felz; Helm - Luther; Horton - Fluezel; Kellogg - Essen; Lager - Anderson; Newman - Burke; Straw - Culbertson; Youmans - Lake
Bios: Campbell, Pike, Strehlow
Birth Announcement: Hawthorne
July 2013: Wika/Wicka Family Information

Sept. 2012: Obit: Douglas; Bio: Cook
July 2012: Bios: Brooks, Bub, Buck, Burchard, Gallagher
June 2012: Obit: Zisch
Bios: Davidson, Erb, Hayertz, Henschel, Hilke, Kelley, Lee, Mares, McGregor, Meilicke, Runck, Schow, Schroeder
May 2012: Bios: Amundson, Anderson, Bailey, Baumann, Baumgartner; Marriages: Snyder-Hendrickson, Von Wold-Uebel
Apr. 2012: Bios: Dunn, Finkelnburg, Fitzpatrick, Fosnes, Garvin, Greer, Keyes, Rand, Mitchell, Morey, Stebbins, Stewart, Tawney, Tew, Van Sant, Webber, Windom, Yale
Mar. 2012: Bios: Choate, Clark, Clarke, Coleman, Hamlin, Harrington, Shepard; Obits: Darmoan, Man, Murray, Palmer, Reifeldt, Slagge, Talbot, Wehrenberg, Wheeler
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; history: Winona Wagon Company; Bio: Dietze; Crime News: Lawler; Obit: Limpert

Dec 2011: SCHOCK obits and 50th wedding anniversary news story; County History overview and the origin of the township and river names; List of Cemeteries; History of the Churchs of Winona; SCHOEWE death notice; obit for Kappauf, Meier, Van Schepen, BLECHINGER, TARBELL; BLECHINGER-GOODSELL; THIESFELDT-KOCH marriage announcements; engagement announcements for PROUDFOOT-HADSEK; marriage licenses for HANLEY-Van Schepen; Gossip/Visiting News; Sick List; Birth Announcement for MURPHY; Old Settlers Association Deaths for 1907-08

Previous Updates:
Schouweiler Biography, Stewart-Hall Wedding, BAUER death records, marriage, birth, City history, Crime News Story for Callaghan,
Memories of Growing Up in New Hartford, Death listing for Jacob DeWitt Merritt




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