About Goodhue County, Minnesota

Find your good here.

Goodhue County is a naturally gorgeous place with dozens of parks, welcoming communities, and a thriving business community. Our county seat is established in Red Wing, MN but our County has nine other cities within our borders. Working closely with our partner government agencies, including the Prairie Island Indian Community, we strive to effectively promote the safety, health, and well-being of our residents. 

With quick access to both the Twin Cities and Rochester, our County borders Dakota County to the north, Wisconsin on the northeast, Wabasha County on the east, Dodge/Olmsted counties on the south, and Rice County on the west. The Mississippi River and its enlargement, Lake Pepin, form our northeastern border and separate us from the State of Wisconsin. 

With 47,582 residents we are the 20th largest county, out of 87, in the State of Minnesota.

Attractions & Local Interest

Goodhue County Historical Society Est. 1869Goodhue County Historical Society

Goodhue County is home to Minnesota's oldest county historical society, the Goodhue County Historical Society. For more information please visit the Goodhue County History Center.

Parks & Trails

Explore Goodhue County's many parks and trails and plan your next day out!

County Parks & Trails


Join us each summer at the Goodhue County Fair and the Cannon Valley Fair!

Goodhue County Fair Info  Cannon Valley Fair Info

Our Land

Goodhue County is a land of breathtaking views, a rugged landscape running through the bluffs and hills along the Mississippi River Valley. Its residents are woven together through a mixture of abundant agricultural land, scenic natural areas, and small communities running rich with history and tradition. This largely rural county is specked with wildlife at every bend in the road, and punctuated with industrious small river and mill towns. It is easy to see why people are drawn to this corner of beautiful south-eastern Minnesota.


Goodhue County is home to one sovereign tribal nation and 10 cities.

Our Communities


Goodhue County is home to 21 organized townships.

Our Townships


Explore Goodhue County's public school districts.

Local Schools

Live Well Goodhue County

Improving the health and well-being of our community by making it easier to be active, eat nutritious foods, and live tobacco-free.

Live Well Resources


Goodhue County Government Center
509 W. 5th St.
Red Wing, MN 55066
Building Map
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