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Watonwan County, Minnesota

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  • Carl Frederick Auer (1875 - 1948)
    Obituary: Albany, Enterprise, Albany, Minnesota, 3 June 1948 Carl F. Auer, well known to a great many people of the Albany community was buried in the Catholic cemetery in Albany following services at ...
  • Anna Amelia Boeck (1846 - 1931)

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

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February 25, 1860, the south part of Brown was partitioned to create this county, with Madelia as the designated county seat. The county was named for its eponymous river, whose name reflects the Dakota word "watanwan," meaning "fish bait," or "plenty of fish." The word first appears in the written record on an 1843 map of the area so naming the river.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Townships & Communities

  • Adrian
  • Antrim
  • Butterfield
  • Darfur
  • Echols
  • Fieldon
  • Godahl (part)
  • Grogan
  • Long Lake
  • Madelia
  • Nelson
  • Odin
  • Riverdale
  • Rosendale
  • St. James (County Seat)
  • South Branch
  • Sveadahl
  • Tenmile Corner



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