Hennepin County just celebrated its 160th Birthday on March 6th. The Minnesota Territorial Legislature established the county of Hennepin in 1852. Things have changed greatly since the establishment of Hennepin County, and there is plenty of history to be handed down from generation to generation. In 1852 things were done quite differently. John H. Stevens served as the first board clerk and would hold county board meetings in the parlor of his home, and diligently took detailed notes by hand. Today, the minutes of the board meetings held can be easily found online, quite a big change from 1852.
In 1852 the county had about 200 settlers, and the community officials were made up of three commissioners, a sheriff, a coroner, treasurer, register of deeds, district attorney, judge of probate, county surveyor, assessors and a road commissioner.
The commemoration of the county’s 160th birthday was held on March 13th during the County Board meeting. Jada Hansen, executive director of the Hennepin History Museum was present and shared history of the county along with some photographs. If you are interested in learning more about Hennepin’s history visit the Hennepin History Museum’s website at hennepinhistory.org.
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