Wabasha County, MN

County in Southern MN

Wabasha County is located in Southeastern Minnesota on the Mississippi River. It is considered to be both a part of the Mississippi River Valley, and Mississippi River Bluffs Area. The rich history of this area is evident throughout the county.

Prior to 1826, the area of Wabasha was inhabited by the Sioux, led by chief Wa-pa-shaw, who would later give the county and city their names. Minnesota Territory was divided into a few large counties. Wabasha was one of the original counties and was decreased significantly in size as it entered statehood. When it was first formed the county ran across Minnesota from the western border of the Missouri River, within present day South Dakota, to the eastern border with Wisconsin along the Mississippi River.

The city of Wabasha is the county seat and also Minnesota’s first and longest continuously inhabited River town. Wabasha was first settled in 1826, becoming an officially recognized city in 1830 with the Prairie du Chien treaty. This makes Wabasha the oldest city in Minnesota..

Wabasha County is part of the 100 mile scenic route known as the Great River Road, which begins in Hastings, and ends in Le Crescent, Minnesota. Wabasha County is at the center of this stretch of scenic river views. This unique location allows for unparalleled scenic vistas, as well as a diverse and rich wildlife population. Wabasha County is home to a large population of American Bald Eagle, and in March, Wabasha County is in the center of what is known as The Flyway which is a path traveled by Bald Eagles and other migratory birds during the winter months. The construction in 2008 of the National Eagle Center allows visitors to observe both the bird migration and the scenic vistas offered by the bluffs and the valley and provides education opportunities with chances to see eagles up close.

Sponsors of Wabasha 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 Wabasha 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!

Events of Wabasha 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 Wabasha 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!

Veterans of Wabasha County, MN

Veterans come from many walks of life and whether a veteran has severed two decades ago or two days ago, they have made our freedoms possible. Below you will find stories about many who have served. If you would like to nominate a veteran to be included on your town and county page CLICK HERE!