Minnesota: Todd County

Todd County (pop. 24,895), east of Douglas County, was named for a cousin of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Mary was from Lexington, Kentucky.

The county has a slogan of “Where the Forest Meets the Prairie.”

A Todd County scene

The county seat of Todd County is Long Prairie (pop. 3,458).

Downtown Long Prairie

The Todd County Courthouse was built in 1883, with additions in 1965 and 1980

One of the oldest in Minnesota

Long Prairie’s Long Drive-In has been showing movies since 1956.

It closed for the season Oct. 21.

Todd County has about 300 lakes, the largest of which is Lake Osakis.

Minnesota Twins announcer Dick Bremer went to high school in the town of Staples (pop. 2,981), which is in both Todd and Wadena counties.

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One comment on “Minnesota: Todd County

  1. John Dodds says:

    I always think Mary Todd is so beautiful.

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