Tuesday, March 4, 2014

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 4

March 4, 1857 – Organized on this date with Albert Lea as the county seat, Freeborn County “was named in honor of William Freeborn, member of the Council in the Territorial Legislature” from 1854 to 1857.

Upham, Warren; Minnesota Geographic Names, Their Origin and Historic Significance; Minnesota Historical Society (St. Paul, Minn., 1969); p. 198.


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