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Winona County Courthouse, built in 1888.
Photo by Dawn K. (May 2015)

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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...]

Sugar Loaf Mountain
Sugar Loaf Mountain, 117 years later.
Photo by Dawn K. (May 2015)

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


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People
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Website Updates:

FEBRUARY 2015
OBITS: H. P. Boynton - submitted by Jim Dezotell
BIOS: David Olmsted
NEWS-VISIT: Phoebe Boynton - submitted by Jim Dezotell
NEWS-MARRIAGES: Staples-Harford, Plato-Miller

SEPTEMBER 2014
OBITS : Ploof Daughter
NEWS : Fires-1862 Four Blocks Burned

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Wabasha County (northwest)
Buffalo County, Wis (northeast)
Trempealeau County, Wis (northeast)
La Crosse County, Wis (east)
Houston County (south)
Fillmore County (southwest)
Olmsted County (west)
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