Cottonwood County is located in the southwestern part of Minnesota, and its county seat is Windom. The county has a population of around 11,500 people and covers an area of about 650 square miles. The county is primarily rural. Agriculture and livestock production is the primary economy driver. There is a lot of corn and soybeans. The county has a few streams or rivers. There are several small towns in the county, including Windom, Jeffers, and Heron Lake. This area has each a unique charm and history. The county also has a number of parks, including Jeffers Petroglyphs State Park, which features ancient rock carvings, and the Cottonwood County Historical Society, which has a museum and gallery dedicated to the county’s history. Cottonwood County is also home to the Cottonwood County Fair and the Windom Area Arts Council which hosts events throughout the year.
Top Lakes in Cottonwood County
Major Rivers in Cottonwood County
- There are no rivers mapped in this county
Communities in Cottonwood County