Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

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Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

Welcome to the Kandiyohi County, Minnesota project page!

Originally, what is now Kandiyohi County was two separate counties - Kandiyohi and Monongalia. Both were established in 1858 and both functioned independently until the two counties merged twelve years later in an economical move. The people of the two counties realized that both counties were too small to function efficiently and economically as separate governmental units, so they formed one county government in a very lop-sided referendum. The log cabin home of Mark Piper, Register of Deeds of original Kandiyohi County, served, more or less, as the original courthouse. Most of the County records were kept there and the commissioners used it as a meeting place. Piper took the County records with him when he left the area during the Sioux Uprising of 1862, and the records he saved now comprise the sole record of original Kandiyohi County's first four years of existence.[1]

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Maps and Boundaries

  • Stearns County (north)
  • Meeker County (east)
  • Renville County (south)
  • Chippewa County (southwest)
  • Swift County (west)
  • Pope County (northwest)



  • Atwater
  • Blomkest
  • Kandiyohi
  • Lake Lillian
  • New London
  • Pennock
  • Prinsburg
  • Raymond
  • Regal
  • Spicer
  • Sunburg
  • Willmar (county seat)


  • Arctander Township
  • Burbank Township
  • Colfax Township
  • Dovre Township
  • East Lake Lillian Township
  • Edwards Township
  • Fahlun Township
  • Gennessee Township
  • Green Lake Township
  • Harrison Township
  • Holland Township
  • Irving Township
  • Kandiyohi Township
  • Lake Andrew Township
  • Lake Elizabeth Township
  • Lake Lillian Township
  • Mamre Township
  • New London Township
  • Norway Lake Township
  • Roseland Township
  • Roseville Township
  • St. Johns Township
  • Whitefield Township
  • Willmar Township

Records and Resources


  1. Kandiyohi County History. Accessed September 02, 2018. http://www.co.kandiyohi.mn.us/about_us.php.

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