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County Information

The county was founded in 1883 by territorial legislation (predating statehood).
It was named after Oscar M. Towner (b. 1842, d. 1897), who was a member of the United States House of Representatives.
After founding, the county government was fully organized on January 24, 1884.


Townships

Berlin

Bilodeau

Bremen

Bull Moose

Cathay

Chaseley

Crystal Lake

Delger

Fairville

Forward

Fram

Germantown

Haaland

Hamburg

Hawksnest

Heimdal

Hillsdale

Johnson

Lynn

Manfred

Norway Lake

Oshkosh

Pony Gulch

Progress

Rusland

Saint Anna

Silver Lake

South Cottonwood

Speedwell

Sykeston

Valhalla

Wells

West Norway

West Ontario

Western

Woodward

       

Villages, Towns and Cities

Bowdon

Bremen

Cathay

Chaseley

Fessenden

Hamberg

Harvey

Heaton

Hurdsfield

Sykeston

   



Online Data

Births

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Marriages

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
June 2012: Bio for COVELL
April 2012: Bios for James Atkinson, Ambrose H. Hardy, John G. Johns, James L. Lee, J. Austin Regan and Marshall Brinton
- Obits for Marion D. Brown, Gottfried Gludt, Mrs. Gussek, Mrs. Charles Johnson, William Kunkel, Sophia Pepple, William F. Price, Robert Turnbull,John A. Williams,Mikel Stoos,Herbert J. Fincher,Robert Lyall,  and John R. Sales and Several marriage Announcements- World War II Army Enlistment Records- A little history- 1890 veteran Census
Previous Updates:
Biographies for LEU, WARTNER, WILLIAMS; List of Cemeteries; Military Records




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