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Guide to Mower County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Mower County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Mower County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1855
County Seat Austin
Address Mower County Courthouse
201 1st St NE
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: 507.437.9456
Mower County Website


County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1865, divorce and court records
from 1900 and probate records from 1856.
County Recorder has land recorders. [1]


Parent County

  • 1855--Mower County was created 20 February 1855 from Rice County and formally organized 1 March 1856.
  • For a brief history of how Mower County was named click here. Then select Mower County.

County seat: Austin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Adams
  • Austin
  • Brownsdale
  • Dexter
  • Elkton
  • Grand Meadow 
  • Le Roy
  • Lyle
  • Mapleview
  • Racine
  • Rose Creek 
  • Sargeant
  • Taopi
  • Waltham



Adams | Austin | Bennington | Clayton | Dexter | Frankford | Grand Meadow | Lansing | Lodi | Lyle | Marshall | Nevada | Pleasant Valley | Racine | Red Rock | Sargeant | Udolpho | Waltham | Windom |

All of Mower County's land is divided into 20 townships that are 36 square miles (six miles north to south X six miles west to east) in area. Mower County is five townships wide (a total of 30 miles west to east) and four townships from north to south (a total of 24 miles). The arrangement of the townships within the county is shown at

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Mower County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Mower County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company M.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company B.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company K.
- 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company D.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mower County, Minnesota page 366, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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