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About Sibley County
Sibley County is located in southcentral Minnesota. The population at the 2000 census was 15,356. The county seat is Gaylord.
It is impossible to give a detailed and reliable history of the beginning of Sibley County, because the records were destroyed by fire October 18, 1863. What data is available for that period is the result of conversations with several of the early settlers. If errors exist, as they undoubtedly do, we must take into consideration the difficulty of giving, from memory alone, a correct account of those years.
Much of the information in this section is from the "Historical Facts of Sibley County" by the Sibley County Centennial Committee