Minnesota Counties

This page was designed to assist in learning about Minnesota’s 87 counties in connection with the MN Counties Project (email me if you’re a teacher or homeschooler interested in obtaining this PBA or go to the TPT store).

Start by learning about your county by checking out their website:

Aitkin
Anoka
Becker
Beltrami
Benton
Big Stone
Blue Earth
Brown
Carlton
Carver
Cass
Chippewa
Chisago
Clay
Clearwater
Cook
Cottonwood
Crow Wing
Dakota
Dodge
Douglas
Fairbault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Grant
Hennepin
Houston
Hubbard
Isanti
Itasca
Jackson
Kanabec
Kandiyohi
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Le Sueur
Lincoln
Lyon
Mahnomen
Marshall
Martin
McLeod
Meeker
Mille Lacs
Morrison
Mower
Murray
Nicollet
Nobles
Norman
Olmsted
Otter Tail
Pennington
Pine
Polk
Pope
Ramsey
Red Lake
Redwood
Renville
Rice
Rock
Roseau
Scott
Sherburne
Sibley
St. Louis
Stearns
Steele
Stevens
Swift
Todd
Traverse
Wabasha
Wadena
Waseca
Washington
Watonwan
Wilkin
Winona
Wright
Yellow Medicine

Now move onto the state and national sites to learn more about the population and demographics:

Minnesota State Government – use this site to learn more about the state of Minnesota, find a listing of all counties, or check out the most recent state highway map

United States Census Bureau – use the American Fact Finder to learn more about a specific county or place (remember to choose the one located in Minnesota)

Remember to talk with your local librarian and/or historian to find even more resources!

Interested in learning even more about a specific county or place within the state of Minnesota?

Watch a clip or episode of Postcards (produced by Twin Cities Public Television). Postcards is TPT’s new, locally-produced program featuring the art, history and cultural heritage of western Minnesota and beyond. Funding for the production of Postcards comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Visit the Minnesota History Center (part of the Minnesota Historical Society). Use the “Explore” menu to find topics or search the website to see what’s available for the place or county of interest to you. You will also find a listing of historical sites around the state that may be of interest.

Please contact me with questions or comments. Happy learning!

Your librarian,

Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez