Okabena, MN

Town in Jackson County, MN

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Sponsors of Okabena, 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!

About Okabena, MN

Derived from an old Indian word, Okabena means "Nesting place of heron." Okabena was once known for wildlife. Along with the wildlife, many other interesting events have taken place within its small borders. Motorized Surfboards were once produced and sold in this community, hundreds of miles from the sea. Now, the town that people thought would leave the map, has hung on, and is making a come back. With the remodeling and addition to its school, Southwest Star Concept, the town is picking up again. Although its numbers are small, Okabena has a thriving sense of community.

Welcome to the history of Okabena, Minnesota. Okabena has an amazing history filled with trials and triumphs. Naturally history that has spanned 125 years gets lengthy. I have broken it down into sections and timelines. Perhaps as you read some of the history, you will recognize the names of descendents, friends, or even Okabena citizens of today!!!

Jackson County, MN

Visit our county page and you will find information about our town and county's points of interest, festivals/events and faith community. You also will learn about the community organizations that have built and continue to build strong communities (chambers, community groups, and departments, etc) and much more when you visit the Jackson County, MN page.

Veterans of Jackson 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!