This story of Sibley County is the result of the diligent work of citizens of each township, city and village of the county. The committee had many obstacles to overcome because of the loss of records by fire and otherwise.
The county was established by an act of the Legislature, March 5, 1853. The first organizational meeting was held in the upper floor of the old Valley House in Henderson. The County Officers elected, as far as can be ascertained were: Joseph R. Brown, Register of Deeds; John Clark, Sheriff; C. H. Drew, Surveyor; Nicolas Hilger, Auditor; Henry Poehler, Treasurer; John H. Miller, Judge of Probate; John Miller, A. Walker, and Conrad Herrman, County Commissioners.
The boundaries of the county were then deprised as follows: Beginning at the northwest corner of Hennepin County, thence up the north fork of the Crow River to its second fork, thence along the line of said county to the place of beginning. These boundaries were changed several times. The County was reduced to its present limits bounded by Renville, McLeod and Carver Counties on the north; Nicollet County on the south; and Carver, Scott and LeSueur Counties on the east.