Winona County, Minnesota


Winona County, Minnesota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Winona County
state = Minnesota


founded year = 1854 [http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/hinfo/govseries/No34.htm]
founded date = February 23
seat wl = Winona
largest city wl = Winona
area_total_sq_mi = 642
area_total_km2 = 1662
area_land_sq_mi = 626
area_land_km2 = 1622
area_water_sq_mi = 15
area_water_km2 = 40
area percentage = 2.38%
census yr = 2000
pop = 49985
density_sq_mi = 80
density_km2 = 31
time zone = Central
UTC offset= -6
DST offset= -5
footnotes =
web = www.co.winona.mn.us
named for = Winona, a female cousin of Wabasha, who was the last of three successive chiefs of the Mississippi band of Dakota with that name.

Winona County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 49,985. Its county seat is WinonaGR|6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 642 square miles (1,662 km²), of which, 626 square miles (1,622 km²) of it is land and 15 square miles (40 km²) of it (2.38%) is water.

Bodies of Water

*Bartle Lake: in Winona
*Lake Winona: in Winona
*Mississippi River: forms county's eastern border with Wisconsin
*Whitewater River: flows northeast from the western side of the county

Major Highways

† La Crescent is in Houston County but extends into Winona County.
‡ Minneiska is located in both Winona County and Wabasha County.

ee also

*Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

References

Further reading

*DeLorme's Minnesota Atlas and Gazetteer (ISBN 0-89933-333-8)

External links

* [http://www.co.winona.mn.us/ Winona County]
* [http://www.lmhscscorecard.com/sc/brief.cgi?s=3&c=4 Winona County Health and Demographic Data]


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