Pope County, Minnesota

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Pope County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 11,236. Its county seat is Glenwood[1].Three votes decided who won Pope County in the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

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History

Pope County was identified by the state legislature in 1862, and named for John Pope, a General in the Union Army who had earlier worked as a surveyor in the area.

Pope County was the location of several protests against the CU Powerline in the 1970s. [2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 717 square miles (1,858 km²), of which 670 square miles (1,736 km²) is land and 47 square miles (122 km²) (6.57%) is water.

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