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Historical Markers in Watonwan County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Watonwan County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Watonwan County, MN (7) Blue Earth County, MN (29) Brown County, MN (87) Cottonwood County, MN (8) Jackson County, MN (6) Martin County, MN (15)  WatonwanCounty(7) Watonwan County (7)  BlueEarthCounty(29) Blue Earth County (29)  BrownCounty(87) Brown County (87)  CottonwoodCounty(8) Cottonwood County (8)  JacksonCounty(6) Jackson County (6)  MartinCounty(15) Martin County (15)
St. James is the county seat for Watonwan County
Adjacent to Watonwan County, Minnesota
      Blue Earth County (29)  
      Brown County (87)  
      Cottonwood County (8)  
      Jackson County (6)  
      Martin County (15)  
 
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1 Minnesota, Watonwan County, La Salle — Site of Capture of the Younger Brothers
On the morning of September 21, 1876, sixteen days after the Northfield bank robbery, the Younger brothers and Charley Pitts stopped at the Sorbel farm home on the north shore of Linden Lake in Brown County. They asked for food and received it, but . . . Map (db m129082) HM
2 Minnesota, Watonwan County, Madelia — Fort Cox
Fort Cox, also known as Camp Wilkin, was built early in the fall of 1862 by Captain E. St. Julien Cox of St. Peter and his volunteer company of “frontier avengers.” Established by order of Colonel Charles E. Flandrau following the successful . . . Map (db m211531) HM
3 Minnesota, Watonwan County, Madelia — To the Citizenry of Madelia – 1876
On September 21, 1876, Asle Oscar Sorbel, a seventeen year old Madelia farm boy, alerted Sheriff James Glispin and Captain W.W. Murphy that the Northfield bank robbers were near. Almost a hundred citizens responded to the call for volunteers. In . . . Map (db m207160) HM
4 Minnesota, Watonwan County, Madelia — Truss Bridge #6527
This span bridge has been preserved because it is one of only a few span bridges still standing in Minnesota in 2000. Before the days of bridges, Madelia boasted three fords across the Watonwan River. The first road through the county (the . . . Map (db m230636) HM
5 Minnesota, Watonwan County, Madelia — Watonwan County's First Courthouse
When Watonwan County was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1860, the county seat was established at Madelia, then the center of the county's earliest settlement along the Watonwan River. This brick building, erected by Joseph Flanders in . . . Map (db m230089) HM
6 Minnesota, Watonwan County, Madelia, Rosendale Township — Ole Boxrud
Eighteen-year-old Ole Erickson Boxrud spent only two years of his short life in Minnesota, but his heroic act on the evening of April 16, 1863, reserved a place for him in the heritage of Watonwan County. Boxrud was born in Hedalen, Norway, in . . . Map (db m230869) HM
7 Minnesota, Watonwan County, St. James, Rosendale Township — Rosendale Church
Established in 1859 with a membership of 40 Scandinavian settlers, the Rosendale congregation waited 50 years for this church, built in 1909. Originally called "Our Savior's", this first Lutheran congregation in Watonwan County met in members' homes . . . Map (db m230870) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2023