Murray County, Minnesota

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Murray County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, United States. As of 2000, the population was 9,165. Its county seat is Slayton[1].

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History

During the 1880s there was a "war" to decide whether Currie or Slayton would be the county seat.[2]
In the history of record keeping, Minnesota has been struck by two F-5 tornadoes and one occurred in Murray County: the Chandler Tornado (June 16, 1992) and one in Neighboring Lyon County The Tracy Tornado (June 13, 1968).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,864 km²), of which 704 square miles (1,824 km²) is land and 15 square miles (39 km²) (2.10%) is water. The Mississippi-Missouri watershed divide runs through the western part of the county, near Chandler, along what is locally known as Buffalo Ridge.

Lakes

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