Nicollet County, Minnesota

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Nicollet County, Minnesota

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Nicollet County, Minnesota was created on March 5, 1853 from Dakota County. The county was named in honor of Joseph Nicolas Nicollet (1786–1843), geographer and explorer, who led expedition to Minnesota and parts of North and South Dakota.[1]

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Maps and Boundaries

  • Sibley County (north)
  • Le Sueur County (east)
  • Blue Earth County (southeast)
  • Brown County (southwest)
  • Renville County (northwest)



  • Courtland
  • Lafayette
  • Mankato (partly in Blue Earth County)
  • Nicollet
  • North Mankato (partly in Blue Earth County)
  • St. Peter (county seat)


  • Belgrade Township
  • Bernadotte Township
  • Brighton Township
  • Courtland Township
  • Granby Township
  • Lafayette Township
  • Lake Prairie Township
  • New Sweden Township
  • Nicollet Township
  • Oshawa Township
  • Ridgely Township
  • Traverse Township
  • West Newton Township

Records and Resources


  1. "Nicollet County, Minnesota Genealogy Guide." Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness. Accessed September 03, 2018.

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