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Dodge County Genealogical Society

PO BOX 683, DODGE CENTER MN 55927-0683

Dodge County Historical Society - Museum and School

Housed in the former St. John's Episcopal Church built in 1869 from native limestone under the direction of the first pastor, Peter Ruth. The museum is richly stocked with Dodge County's historic memorabilia. Also visit the 1883 one room School House next to the museum. Minimal admission charge. Tour Groups Welcome - Telephone (507) 635-5508 or write: Dodge County Historical Society, P.O. Box 433, Mantorville, MN 55955

Hours are
May 1 - October 15th  Tues. - Sat.  10 - 4
October 16 - April 31   Thurs. - Sat. 10 - 4
(before visiting, call or write for current hours)

PO BOX 433, MANTORVILLE MN 55955

(507) 635-5508

Dodge County Court House and Annex

Construction was started in 1865 and completed in 1871 at the cost of $15,000. It was designed by *C. Townshed Mix of Milwaukee and has 40" thick solid limestone walls. It is Minnesota's oldest working court house. The Annex was added on in 1990 to expand the court house to make room for more county and public services. It was built with limestone from Mankato and has a partial skyline roof.

According to The Handy Book for Genealogists (7th ed), the Dodge County Clerk of District Court has birth, death, divorce, and civil court records from 1870, marriage records from 1865, probate records from 1858, and school records from 1917.

*Michael Koop of the State Historic Preservation Office, Minnesota Historical Society advises me that the correct name of the architect is Edward Townsend Mix (1831-1890).

MANTORVILLE MN 55955

(507) 635-2841

Mantorville Chamber of Commerce

PO BOX 358, MANTORVILLE MN 55955

(507) 635-2331

(507) 635-2481

(507) 635-3231

   

 

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