Olmsted County, Minnesota

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Olmsted County, Minnesota

Welcome to the Olmsted County, Minnesota project page!

This county, established February 20, 1855, was named in honor of David Olmsted, first mayor of St. Paul, in 1854, who in 1855 removed to Winona, in the county of that name, adjoining Olmsted county.[1]

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Maps and Boundaries

  • Wabasha County (north)
  • Winona County (east)
  • Fillmore County (south)
  • Mower County (southwest)
  • Dodge County (west)
  • Goodhue County (northwest)



  • Byron
  • Chatfield (partly in Fillmore County)
  • Dover
  • Eyota
  • Oronoco
  • Pine Island (partly in Goodhue County)
  • Rochester (county seat)
  • Stewartville


  • Cascade Township
  • Dover Township
  • Elmira Township
  • Eyota Township
  • Farmington Township
  • Haverhill Township
  • High Forest Township
  • Kalmar Township
  • Marion Township
  • New Haven Township
  • Orion Township
  • Oronoco Township
  • Pleasant Grove Township
  • Quincy Township
  • Rochester Township
  • Rock Dell Township
  • Salem Township
  • Viola Township

Records and Resources


  1. "Olmsted County, Minnesota." Gray County Texas Genealogy and History - Presented by Genealogy Trails. Accessed September 03, 2018. http://genealogytrails.com/minn/olmsted/history_origins.html.

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