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Dakota County Minnesota


Dakota County is the third-most populous county in the U.S. state of Minnesota, located in the east central portion of the state. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 398,552. The county seat is Hastings. Dakota County is named for the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who inhabited the area. The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in the United States Census records until 1851. Dakota County is included in the Minneapolis–St. Paul–Bloomington, MN–WI Metropolitan Statistical Area, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States with about 3.3 million residents. The county is bordered by the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers on the north, and the state of Wisconsin on the east.
Map of Minnesota highlighting Dakota County

Dakota County official website


Dakota County Communities
 
Apple Valley   Inver Grove Heights Northfield
Burnsville Lakeville Randolph  
Coates   Lilydale Rosemount  
Eagan Mendota South St. Paul
Farmington Mendota Heights Sunfish Lake  
Hampton Miesville   Vermillion  
Hastings New Trier   West St. Paul


Minnesota State Highway Map

Minnesota State Highway Map of the Dakota County area 


1895 Map of Dakota County

1895 Map of Dakota County Minnesota 


 

 
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