McLeod County

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McLeod County is named after Martin McLeod, an early fur trader in Minnesota.


Created:  March 1, 1856

County Seat:

Glencoe  1856 – present


County Courthouse – Glencoe


Location:  830 11th Street East / Ives Avenue North

Built:  1876 – 1877

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Bisbee and Bardwell

Contractor:  Frank W Kinney


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story brown colored brick structure. There is a brick box section on the west joined to the main building by a recessed two-story glass section. Between 1876 and 1982, the building has been added to six times. The impression from the front of the building is that of a 1909 vintage structure. The 1909 classic columned renovation was designed by W F Kinney of Stebbins, Kinney and Halden and the contractor was Emil M Jacobson. The 1958 windowless addition was designed by Hammel & Green of St. Paul and is compatible to the original building though completely contemporary. The contractor was Gunner I Johnson of Minneapolis.


Note:  The first court met in a log school house and the first and present courthouse was built in 1876 at a cost of $2,000.



N – Meeker County and Wright County

E – Carver County

S – Sibley County

W – Sibley County Renville County and Meeker County








Photos taken 2007