Wright County, Minnesota

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Wright County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota, founded in 1855[2]. As of 2000, the population was 89,986. Its county seat is Buffalo[3].

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History

The County was established in 1855, and was named after New York Politician Silas Wright. The first County seat was Monticello, then in 1868 the County seat was changed to Buffalo. The Majority of people to first settle this area were German and Swedish. The population of the county in 1860 was 3729 people.

The 1998 thriller A Simple Plan was set in Wright County though the specific town name is never mentioned.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 714 square miles (1,850 km²), of which 661 square miles (1,711 km²) is land and 54 square miles (139 km²) (7.51%) is water.

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