Place:Wilkin, Minnesota, United States

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Wilkin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population of Wilkin County was 6,576. Its county seat is Breckenridge. It was originally established as Toombs County on March 8, 1858, named after Robert Toombs (1810–85) of Georgia, who had been a member of Congress, 1845–53, and was U.S. senator, 1853-61. Mr. Toombs became a leading disunionist, then a Confederate secretary of state in 1861, and later was a Confederate general. In 1863, the county was renamed Andy Johnson County after President Andrew Johnson and to disassociate with Mr. Toombs. The county again changed its name to Wilkin County on March 6, 1868.

Toombs County was formed from Pembina County. It is the parental county for Traverse County, and now are parts of Clay, Otter Tail, Grant, Stevens, Douglas and Pope counties.

Wilkin County is part of the Wahpeton, ND–MN Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1868 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1884 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1884 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Probate 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
1860 40
1870 295
1880 1,906
1890 4,346
1900 8,080
1910 9,063
1920 10,187
1930 9,791
1940 10,475
1950 10,567
1960 10,650
1970 9,389
1980 8,454
1990 7,516

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External links

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