Nobles County (pop. 21,378) is just east of Rock County. Named for William H. Nobles, a member of the Minnesota Territorial Legislature, it is the only Nobles County in the U.S.
The county is located along Buffalo Ridge, a 60-mile-long area of rolling hills in southwestern Minnesota. Buffalo Ridge has recently become an important center for the generation of wind power.
The county seat of Nobles County is Worthington (pop. 12,764).
The Nobles County Historical Society has moved 49 historic buildings onto a site in Worthington, creating Nobles County Pioneer Village.
Worthington has celebrated King Turkey Day annually since 1940.
The St. Adrian Catholic Church in the town of Adrian (pop. 1,209) was built in 1900.
Kinbrae (pop. 12) is the third-smallest city in Minnesota.
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