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Douglas County, Minnesota

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Douglas County, Minnesota.

The territorial legislature created Douglas County on March 8, 1858, shortly before Minnesota attained statehood. It was named for political figure Stephen A. Douglas, who was serving as a US Senator from Illinois at the time of the county's creation. The county organization was completed in 1866.

Adjacent Counties


  • Alexandria (County Seat)
  • Brandon
  • Carlos
  • Evansville
  • Forada
  • Garfield
  • Kensington
  • Millerville
  • Miltona
  • Nelson
  • Osakis (part)

Other Communities & Townships: Belle River, Holmes City, Hudson, Ida, La Grand, Lake Mary, Leaf Valley, Lund, Moe, Orange, Rose City, Solem, Spruce Hill and Urness



National Register of Historic Places

Douglas County Historical Society

Genealogy Trails

MN Gen Web


1912 Douglas County Map