Todd County

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Todd County is named for John Blair Todd, who was the commander of Fort Ripley from 1849 to 1856, a general in the American Civil War, a delegate to Congress from the Dakota Territory in 1861 and from 1863 to 1865, and Governor of the Dakota Territory from 1869 to  1871.


Created:  February 20, 1855

County Seat:

Long Prairie  1870 – present


County Courthouse – Long Prairie


Location:  221 1st Avenue South / 3rd Street North

Built:  1964 – 1965

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Stegner-Hendrickson-McNutt and Erickson-Ellison

Contractor:  Carlson Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story brick structure. The building sits at the base of the old courthouse. The north front has four large white columns rising to the roof level. Along the east side are four more white columns. The walls are dark blue glass. On the west side the section is brick with few windows. In 1979 to 1980, the two story service building was completed on the east side. The architect was Stegner-Hendrickson-McNutt and the contractor was Carlson Company. In 1996 to 1997, the modern addition was added to the building on the east side.  The architect was Boarman, Kroos, Pfister, Rudin and Associates and the contractor was E & V Construction Managers.


Old County Courthouse – Long Prairie




Location:  221 1st Avenue South / 3rd Street North

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Italian Renaissance

Architect:  Charles J Sparks

Contractor:  Samuel Lee


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick avant garde structure which sits high on a hill. The north front extends from the building on the first story. The windows on the second are arched. The tower on the third story has five small arched windows. In 1938, a tunnel was constructed under the building.



N – Wadena County and Cass County

E – Morrison County

S – Stearns County

W – Douglas County and Otter Tail County


























Photos taken 2007 and 2008