Freeborn County, Minnesota

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Freeborn County, Minnesota

Welcome to the Freeborn County, Minnesota project page!

Freeborn County, Minnesota (Map It) was created on February 20, 1855 (Organized in 1857) from Blue Earth County and Rice County. The county was named in honor of William S. Freeborn (1816-1900), member of the council in the territorial legislature, 1854-57; second mayor of Red Wing, 1858.[1]

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Maps and Boundaries

  • Steele County (northeast)
  • Mower County (east)
  • Worth County, Iowa (south)
  • Winnebago County, Iowa (southwest)
  • Faribault County (west)
  • Waseca County (northwest)



  • Albert Lea (county seat)
  • Alden
  • Clarks Grove
  • Conger
  • Emmons
  • Freeborn
  • Geneva
  • Glenville
  • Hartland
  • Hayward
  • Hollandale
  • Manchester
  • Myrtle
  • Twin Lakes


  • Albert Lea Township
  • Alden Township
  • Bancroft Township
  • Bath Township
  • Carlston Township
  • Freeborn Township
  • Freeman Township
  • Geneva Township
  • Hartland Township
  • Hayward Township
  • London Township
  • Manchester Township
  • Mansfield Township
  • Moscow Township
  • Newry Township
  • Nunda Township
  • Oakland Township
  • Pickerel Lake Township
  • Riceland Township
  • Shell Rock Township

Records and Resources


  1. "Freeborn County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide." Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness. Accessed September 02, 2018.

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