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Otter Tail County, Minnesota

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On March 18, 1858, the outgoing territorial legislature created Otter Tail County from areas partitioned from Cass and Pembina, another of the original counties created in 1849. The county was named for Otter Tail Lake and the Otter Tail River. The county was not organized in 1858, nor was a county seat specified. On September 12, 1868, the legislature completed the county organization, and specified Otter Tail City as county seat.

Adjacent Counties


  • Battle Lake
  • Bluffton
  • Clitherall
  • Dalton
  • Deer Creek
  • Dent
  • Elizabeth
  • Erhard
  • Fergus Falls (County Seat)
  • Henning
  • New York Mills
  • Otter Tail
  • Parkers Prairie
  • Pelican Rapids
  • Perham
  • Richville
  • Rothsay (part)
  • Underwood
  • Urbank
  • Vergas
  • Vining
  • Wadena (part)

For a complete listing of Other Townships & Communities, please see Wikipedia


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