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460,000 Acres of Delight

Pope County’s Story

Pope County lies in the west central portion of Minnesota on the southern edge of the famous “Park Region” of the Northwest. It is bounded on the north by Douglas County; on the east by Stearns County; on the south by Kandiyohi and Swift Counties and on the west by Stevens County. Pope County encompasses an area of about 460,800 acres, or twenty congressional townships.

Pope County was named in honor of Captain John Pope, a military surveyor. Pope also served in the Civil War as a General, and had duties in the Dakota conflicts of the 1860s in Minnesota. Pope County remained attached to Stearns County for civil and judicial purposes; provision being made that Pope County could be organized upon application to the Governor when there was sufficient population. The Legislature of Minnesota set off the Territory of Pope County on February 20, 1862, defined its boundaries and located the seat of justice at Stockholm in Gilchrist Township.

On August 13, 1866, a convention was held at Stockholm, Gilchrist Township to prepare a petition to organize Pope County. The petition was signed and forwarded to Governor W.R. Marshall. Pope County was organized at the fall election in 1866, at which time the county seat was removed from Stockholm to Glenwood. In 1879, on a commanding site overlooking the business center of the village, a substantial and commodious brick courthouse was erected. The grounds, which include a full block, have been well cared for; a fountain playing in front of the courthouse adds much to the beauty of the site.(The preceding is excerpted from the Illustrated Album of Biography published by Alden, Ogle & Company, 1888.)

Numerous streams and lakes are found within Pope County's boundaries The east branch of the Chippewa River finds its source in the northeastern portion of the county and flows southerly through the townships of Glenwood, Chippewa Falls and Rolling Forks. The west fork of the Chippewa River originates in the southern part of Otter Tail County, and on its southward course flows through the western portion of Pope County traversing the townships of Nora, New Prairie, Walden and Hoff. The two join in the main body of the Chippewa River in Swift County on its way to the Minnesota River. The north fork of the Crow River rises in the various lakes of Grove Lake Township and flows in an easterly direction to the Mississippi.

The largest of Pope County’s lakes is Lake Minnewaska, one of the most beautiful bodies of water in this, the Land of 10,000 Lakes. There are many others, however, which are worthy of notice. Among these are Lakes Johanna, Reno, Ben, Gilbertson, Stenne, Nelson, Westport, Grove, Lincoln, Amelia, Villard, Leven, Ann, Hanson, Emily, Pelican, Swenoda, Scandinavia, Woodpecker, and many others which are smaller, yet no less beautiful.

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Pope County Homes and Real Estate

Because of these special qualities, you would expect Pope County, Minnesota real estate to move quickly. Charming first-time or senior homes, executive estates, recreational properties for active lives and special view properties of all styles and sizes can be found within or near this community.

Pope County, Minnesota real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront, bay or lake view), active adult communities, hobby farms and executive properties. With Dorothy and Glen Reiner as their real estate partner, real estate buyers and sellers, alike, can rest assured they’ll find the real estate solution they’ve been looking for.

Sellers who have been in the area for a while know our reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. We mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of property for you.

For buyers new to the area, Dorothy and Glen Reiner will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. Our many years living and working in the area, combined with our cumulative years of experience in real estate, means we can cover all aspects of your search, from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.

So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Pope County, Minnesota, please let Dorothy and Glen Reiner help you purchase the home or property of your dreams. Contact Dorothy and Glen Reiner today!

Other nearby communities have similar real estate characteristics as Pope County and may also be of interest to you in your home search. Please feel free to ask Dorothy and Glen Reiner about homes for sale, lakeside/riverside properties and other real estate listings for nearby communities, such as Alexandria, Miltona, Osakis, Glenwood, Starbuck, Parkers Prairie, Hoffman, Brainerd, Whitefish Chain, Detroit Lakes, Battle Lake, Brandon, Sauk Centre, Carlos, Spicer, Willmar, Ashby, Douglas County, Todd County, Stevens County, Pope County, Grant County, Lake Le Homme Dieu, Lake Carlos, Lake Darling, Lake Miltona, Lake Ida, Lake Geneva, Lake Victoria, Lake Latoka, Lake Minnewaska, Pelican Lake, Lobster Lake, Lake Chippewa, Maple Lake, Lake Mary, Otter Tail County, Lake Reno, Lake Cowdry, Alexandria Chain of Lakes, Gull Lake and much more.

Learn more about Pope County, Minnesota…

Pope County, MN (official website)
Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
View Pope County, MN Area Jobs
Pope County, MN on Wikipedia.com
Pope County, MN on epodunk
The State of Minnesota

(This and more local information is available at the above sites.)

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