General Info

Grant County was established from parts of Stevens County in 1871 and named in honor of Uylsses S. Grant. Elbow Lake was selected as the county seat due to its central location and a courthouse was constructed in 1878. The citizens of Herman fought to have the county seat moved to Herman in 1881, but the final vote resulted with Elbow Lake as the winner. By 1900 the population of Grant County had reached 8,935 and the area continued to grow. Today Grant County is home to approximately 6,018 residents.