Welcome to Dakota County, Minnesota
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Dakota County is named for the Native American Dakota people. "Dakota" best translates into "The Friends".
Dakota County is located in the southern part of the Saint Paul & Minneapolis metropolitan area and is one of the original 9 counties of the Minnesota Territory of 1849.
At first, Dakotah County, later Dakota, stretched from the Mississippi to Missouri rivers. The county was greatly reduced a few times before Minnesota statehood (1858) to
about its present day size.
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In March and April 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky
Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point
for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In
addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an
individual were found in more than one county, they would be located in the
index. This led to the USGenWeb of which Minnesota is a part. Volunteers are
needed who are willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally
oversee the contents of the web page. If you would like to host an available
Minnesota county, please contact the
Last update April 5, 2015
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