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Yellow Medicine County MN 
Genealogy and History

Yellow Medicine County History Index

Aboriginal Days 1695-1850

Under Agency Rule 1851-1862

Early Settlement 1865-1871

Grasshopper Days 1872-1877

County History

Township History

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

Otis Township

Posen Township

Sandes Township

Sioux Agency Township

Stony Run Township

Swede Prairie Township

Tyro Township

Wergeland Township

Wood Lake Township

Town History

Granite Falls
Hanley Falls
Hazel Run
Wood Lake

Towns, unincorporated villages, post offices, hamlets &

trading points of Pioneer Days

TWO municipalities of Yellow Medicine county exist only in the memory of pioneer residents; Yellow Medicine City and Minnesota Falls, once places of considerable importance and candidates for metropolitan greatness, and each in turn “the largest town in the county,” have been removed from the map.

Within the boundaries of the county, in addition to the incorporated villages, are a number of little hamlets and trading points which are entitled to representation in the History of Yellow Medicine County. They are Burr, St. Leo, Lorne and Normania. Before the county became dotted with villages and before the days of rural mail routes, a number of country postoffices were in existence, at some of which were also located a store, mill; or some other business enterprise. The names of some of these will be recognized only by the earlier settlers. Among such postoffices were Silliards, Sorlien Mills, Stony Run, Stavanger, Vineland and Lisbon.

Source: The History of Yellow Medicine County by Arthur P. Rose, 1914. Transcribed by The Alberti’s.


Minnesota Falls

Yellow Medicine City

Unincorprated Villages, Hamlets, & Trading Posts-  




St. Leo

Post Offices-



Sorlien Mills


Stony Run



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