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Cass County, Minnesota

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Cass County was created on September 1, 1851 by the Minnesota Territory legislature, although its government was not organized until 1897. The county was formed of areas partitioned from Dakota, Mahkatah, Pembina and Wahnata Counties. It was named for Lewis Cass, a Michigan political figure of the 19th century. Before it was organized several parcels of county land were partitioned off to augment or form adjacent counties.

A substantial portion of the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is in the county's northern portion.

Adjacent Counties


  • Backus
  • Bena
  • Boy River
  • Cass Lake
  • Chickamaw Beach
  • East Gull Lake
  • Federal Dam
  • Hackensack
  • Lake Shore
  • Longville
  • Motley (part)
  • Pillager
  • Pine River
  • Remer
  • Walker (County Seat)

For a list of other Townships & Communities, please see: Wikipedia.



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