Traverse County, Minnesota

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Traverse County, Minnesota

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This county, established February 20, 1862, organized March 8, 1881, received its name from Lake Traverse (Lac Travers in French), a translation of the Sioux name. Keating wrote of its significance: The lake has received its present appellation from the circumstance that it is in a direction nearly transverse to that of the Big Stone and Lac qui Parle lakes, these being directly to the northwest, while Lake Travers points to the northeast." Williamson gave its Sioux name and meaning: "Mdehdakinyan, lake lying crosswise."[1]

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Maps and Boundaries

  • Wilkin County (north)
  • Grant County (northeast)
  • Stevens County (southeast)
  • Big Stone County (south)
  • Roberts County, South Dakota (southwest)
  • Richland County, North Dakota (northwest)



Browns Valley
Wheaton (county seat)


Arthur Township
Clifton Township
Croke Township
Dollymount Township
Folsom Township
Lake Valley Township
Leonardsville Township
Monson Township
Parnell Township
Redpath Township
Tara Township
Taylor Township
Tintah Township
Walls Township
Windsor Township

Records and Resources


  1. Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance by Warren Upham, Archaeologist of the Society, 1920, Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul

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