Place:Dakota, Minnesota, United States

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NameDakota
Alt namesDakotasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Dakotahsource: Family History Library Catalog
Wahnahtasource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCounty
Coordinates44.667°N 93.067°W
Located inMinnesota, United States     (1849 - )
See alsoBrown, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Carver, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Hennepin, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
McLeod, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Meeker, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Monongalia, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Pierce, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Renville, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Scott, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Stearns, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Wright, Minnesota, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Dakota County is the third most populous county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The county is bordered by the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers on the north, and the state of Wisconsin on the east. Dakota County comprises the southeast portion of seven-county Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States with about 3.3 million residents. As of the 2010 census, the population was 398,552. The county seat is Hastings.

The county was the site of historical events at Mendota that defined the state's future, including providing materials for the construction of Fort Snelling across the river and the signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux which ceded land from the native Dakota nation for the Minnesota Territory. The county's history was initially tied to the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, both strategically important for United States expansion and as the convergence of the Dakota and Ojibwe nations who regarded the site as sacred. Influence shifted westward during the post-World War II settlement boom when Interstate 35 connected the western half of the county to Minneapolis and Saint Paul and bedroom communities grew. Today, Dakota County has a population that exceeds Minneapolis's. Most work outside the county but like many metro counties, Dakota continues to absorb industry and jobs from the core cities.

Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.[1] The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in the United States. Census records until 1851.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1849 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 584
1860 9,093
1870 16,312
1880 17,391
1890 20,240
1900 21,733
1910 25,171
1920 28,967
1930 34,592
1940 39,660
1950 49,019
1960 78,303
1970 139,808
1980 194,279
1990 275,227

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External links

www.tc.umn.edu/~bluhmoo2/dakota


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