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Stearns County, Minnesota

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The Stearns County area was formerly occupied by numerous indigenous tribes, such as the Sioux (Dakota), Chippewa (Ojibwe) and Winnebago (Ho-chunk). The first large immigration was of German Catholics in the 1850s. Early arrivals also came from eastern states.

The county was founded in 1855. It was originally named for Isaac Ingalls Stevens, then renamed for Charles Thomas Stearns.

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

Adjacent Counties


  • Albany
  • Avon
  • Belgrade
  • Brooten (part)
  • Clearwater (part)
  • Cold Spring
  • Eden Valley (part)
  • Elrosa
  • Freeport
  • Greenwald
  • Holdingford
  • Kimball
  • Lake Henry
  • Meire Grove
  • Melrose
  • New Munich
  • Paynesville
  • Richmond
  • Rockville
  • Roscoe
  • Saint Anthony
  • Saint Augusta
  • Saint Cloud (County Seat, part)
  • Saint Joseph
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Rosa
  • Saint Stephen
  • Sartell (part)
  • Sauk Centre
  • Spring Hill
  • Waite Park



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Stearns History Museum