Martin County, MN

County in Southwest MN

Martin County was named for Henry Martin, a pioneer settler. Open to the public. The Martin County Court House is built of stone. The first story is built of Marquette rain-drop sandstone from Michigan, and the second and third stories are built of Buff-Bedford limestone from Indiana. The foundation of the building is made of solid concrete about five feet deep. The building is classical in architecture. It is made fire proof throughout.  The courthouse is located on the site of Old Fort Fairmount, built in 1862 at the time of the Dakota (Sioux) Uprising. Its construction was commenced on April 9th, 1906, and was completed November 1st, 1907. Its dedication was held on December 16, 1907.  It is 79 feet by 116 feet in size, and height, to the top of the roof is 50 feet. The dome extends 58 feet above the roof, making it 108 feet from the ground to the ball on the dome. The total cost of the building, including heating, lighting, steel and wood furniture, paintings and decorating, and the plumbing, is a little less than $125,000.  It is built in the Western part of the city of Fairmont on an eminence of ground overlooking beautiful Lake Sisseton.  The ground floor is divided into offices for the Judge of Probate, Superintendent of Schools, Surveyor and rest rooms.  The second floor is divided into offices for the County Commissioners, Auditor, Treasurer, Register of Deeds and Clerk of Court. The third floor is divided into District Court Chambers, Courtroom, Jury rooms, and an office for the County Attorney.  The Rotunda and corridors on the different floors are large and spacious and are fitted up with settees for the accommodation of the public. It is listed in the National Registry of Historic Sites. CLICK HERE to learn more about Martin County. 

Sponsors of Martin County, MN


Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

Towns of Martin County, MN


The small towns of the Midwest are rich in history and a great way of life! Below you can visit and learn about the small towns we call home! Towns that have their name highlighted have become FEATURED TOWNS. Businesses/organizations from these towns have stepped forward as SPONSORS enabling us to include (or will include as acquired) stories and website links to ALL their community organizations (chambers, groups and departments, etc.), stories and website links to ALL their points of interest, annual festivals/events and stories done about their citizens, veterans and faith community. To learn how to become a featured town CLICK HERE!

Businesses of Martin County, MN


The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Events of Martin County, MN


The small towns of the Midwest have long shared pride in their communities through festivals and events! Citizens from each community, working together, continue to offer entertainment options that not only appeal to their citizens, but visitors to their community! Below you will find festivals and events you are sure to want to attend! If you would like to have (DST) include an annual festival or event on your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Faith Organizations of Martin County, MN


Throughout the years faith organizations have not only been an essential part of a town's religious life, but its community life. Below you will find stories about these organizations, If you would like to induct a faith organization to be added to your town and county page CLICK HERE!

Points of Interest of Martin County, MN


The communities of the Midwest have a lifestyle unique to their region — rich in history and points of interest like no other! Below you will find points of interest you are sure to want to visit! To nominate a landmark, historic location, museum, etc. as a point of interest on your county and region page CLICK HERE!