Brown County, Minnesota

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Brown County, Minnesota

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Brown County was officially organized by the U.S. Territorial Legislature on February 18, 1856 and is named after territorial councilor Joseph Renshaw Brown. The earliest pioneers included Germans, Norwegians, English, Irish, Luxembourgers, and Danes. Brown County is very proud of its historic roots and you will find history celebrated wherever you go.[1]

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Maps and Boundaries



Comfrey (partial)
New Ulm (county seat)
Sleepy Eye


Albin Township
Bashaw Township
Burnstown Township
Cottonwood Township
Eden Township
Home Township
Lake Hanska Township
Leavenworth Township
Linden Township
Milford Township
Mulligan Township
North Star Township
Prairieville Township
Sigel Township
Stark Township
Stately Township

Historic Landmarks

There are 38 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county.

Bendixon-Schmid House
C. Berg's Hotel
Bjorneberg Garage
Boesch, Hummel, and Maltzahn Block
Chicago and North Western Depot
Chicago and North Western Railroad Depot
Bernard Fesenmaier House
Flandrau State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic Resources
Wanda Gág Childhood Home
Grand Hotel
Hermann Monument
Frederick W. Kiesling House
Kreitinger Garage
Lampert Lumber Company Line Yard
Liberal Union Hall
Gov. John Lind House
Melges Bakery
New Ulm Armory
New Ulm Commercial Historic District
New Ulm High School
New Ulm Oil Company Service Station
New Ulm Post Office
Nora Free Christian Church
Adolph C. Ochs House
Old Main, Dr. Martin Luther College
August Schell Brewing Company
Otto Schell House
Sleepy Eye Milling Company
W. W. Smith House
South Broadway Historic District
South German Street Historic District
St. Michael's School and Convent
Synsteby Site
Thormodson Barn
Turner Hall


Altermatt Lake: mostly in Leavenworth Township, but the southern tip is in Mulligan Township
Bachelor Lake: in Stark Township
Boise Lake: in Burnstown Township
Clear Lake: in Sigel Township
Gilman Lake: in Stark Township
Horseshoe Lake: in Milford Township
Juni Lake: in Sigel Township
Lake Cottonwood: in Cottonwood Township
Lake Hanska: eastern half is in Lake Hanska Township; western half is in Albin Township
Linden Lake: in Linden Township
Lone Tree Lake: in Eden Township
Omsrud Lake: in Lake Hanska Township
School Lake: in Sigel Township
Sleepy Eye Lake: in Home Township
Zanders Lake: mostly in Stark Township, but the eastern fifth is in Sigel Township

Records and Resources


  1. "Welcome to Brown County!" Brown County of Minnesota. Accessed September 01, 2018.

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