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County Information

Founded March 6, 1871
Parent County: Redwood
Named for Yellow Medicine River
Seat: Granite Falls
Largest city: Granite Falls

The Upper Sioux Indian Reservation is entirely within the county.


The county name is based on an Indian name for the bitter root of the Moon­seed plant, which they used for medicinal purposes. (source: wikipedia)

Townships

Cities

Burton Township
Echo Township
Florida Township
Fortier Township
Friendship Township
Hammer Township
Hazel Run Township
Lisbon Township
Minnesota Falls Township
Norman Township
Normania Township

Omro Township
Oshkosh Township
Posen Township
Sandnes Township
Sioux Agency Township
Stony Run Township
Swede Prairie Township
Tyro Township
Wergeland Township
Wood Lake Township

Canby
Clarkfield
Echo
Granite Falls (part)
Hanley Falls
Hazel Run
Porter
St. Leo
Wood Lake

A small part of Granite Falls extends into Chippewa County


Online Data

Census

Family Bibles

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:

APRIL 2015
VISIT & TRAVEL NEWS: Ed Jensen, Mrs. Geo. Schlosser, Andrew Gilruth
BIOS: E. W. Messer, Charles Mooney, Ole Nelson, J. S. Newell, F. T. O'Donnell, S. Olander, H. L. Olson, C. S. Orwoll, John G. Olson, Wentworth Paine, B. F. Pillsbury, W. W. Pinney, A. L. Poole, Gorham Powers, J. L. Putnam

NOVEMBER 2014
BIOS: C. E. Clark, William Dodge, J. D. Dodsworth, Andrew Eckman, Joseph Fortier, O. J. Foss, H. T. Goodnough, M. O. Hall, T. O. Hall, Henry Hill, R. R. Hotchkiss, J. F. Ireland, Lewis Jenson, B. Johnson, L. H. Kramer, Hans Larson, Ole O. Lende, C. D. Lewis, G. W. Lewis, J. A. Lewis, A. J. Luce
HISTORY: Early County History
BUSINESSES: Early Business People of Granite Falls

SEPTEMBER 2014
BIOS: S. Anderson, W. R. Barnes, Charles A. Bennett, Henry Bordewich
CHURCHES: Church History
OBITS: Henry Warnke

FEBRUARY 2014:
BIOS: Dowling - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Prior Updates





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Lac qui Parle County (north)
Chippewa County (northeast)
Renville County (east)
Redwood County (southeast)
Lyon County (south)
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