Click to learn more about the counties and towns in Central Minnesota where Poles settled:
Benton County was founded on October 27, 1849. Poles settled in Mayhew Lake Township, Gilman, Alberta Township, Duelm, Brennyville, Foley, Sauk Rapids, Popple Creek, and North Benton.
Morrison County was founded on February 25, 1856. Poles settled in Royalton, North Prairie, Elmdale, Bowlus, Sobieski (Swan River), Platte, Little Falls, Flensburg, Ramey, Morrill, Pierz, Buckman, Upsala, Two Rivers Township, and Culdrum Township.
Otter Tail County was founded on March 18, 1858. Poles settled in Perham and Perham Township (previously called Marian Lake Township).
Stearns County was founded on February 20, 1855. Poles settled in St. Cloud, St. Anna, Holdingford, Opole, Avon, and Arban.
Todd County was founded on February 20, 1855. Poles settled in Browerville, Long Prairie, and Burleene Township.
Drobne Echa Articles about Towns Where Poles Lived in Central Minnesota
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|Central MN Town and County||Related Region in Poland||Newsletter|
|St. Cloud, Stearns County|
Sauk Rapids and Gilman, Benton County
|Galicia, Kashubia, |
|Swan River (Sobieski), Morrison County||Silesia, Kashubia, |
|Gilman/Alberta, Benton County||Poznan, Galicia,|
|Little Falls, Morrison County||Kashubia, Silesia||Fall 2007|
|Bowlus, Morrison County||Silesia||Winter 2007|
|Perham, Ottertail County||Kashubia, Silesia||Summer 2008|
|Flensburg, Morrison County||Silesia||Spring 2009|