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Mower County Minnesota


Mower County (named for John Edward Mower) is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, it was home 38,603 people, 23,314 of whom live in its county seat of Austin. Lake Louise State Park is located in the southeast part of the county near Le Roy. The entire county is served by area code 507 and all ZIP codes in the county have 559 as the first three numbers.

In 1852 Jacob McQuillin and his family settled what was to become Mower County. By 1855 the area had enough people to merit official formation and on March 1, 1856 Minnesota Governor Willis A. Gorman (D) signed the act organizing Mower County. The county was named in honor of John Edward Mower, a member of the territorial legislature.

Location of Mower County Minnesota

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 712 square miles (1,843 kmē), of which 712 square miles (1,843 kmē) is land and 0 square miles (1 kmē) (0.03%) is water.

Official Mower County website


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


Minnesota State Highway Map

Minnesota State Highway Map of the Mower County Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Mower County Minnesota area


1895 Map of Mower County

1895 Map of Mower County Minnesota


 

 
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