Lyon County (pop. 25,857) is just east of Lincoln County.
More than half the people in Lyon County live in Marshall (pop. 13,680), the county seat.
Southwest Minnesota State University opened in Marshall in 1967.
Schwan Food Company, headquartered in Marshall, is one of the largest frozen-food companies in the U.S.
The town of Ghent (pop. 370) was named for Ghent, Belgium.
The city of Tracy (pop. 2,163) was hit by an F5 tornado on June 13, 1968, killing nine persons and injuring 150.
Camden State Park is along the Redwood River in Lyon County.