Anoka County was formed when Sherburne County was detached from Benton County and a small strip of Ramsey County was legislated to become part of the new county of Manomin. It functioned as an organized county until abolished and attached to Anoka County by constitutional amendment November 2, 1869.
The first courthouse was completed on the present site of the county courthouse in January 1898. Since then there have been many changes and additions to the Anoka County Government Center and other buildings that host the varied services offered by Anoka County.
Picturing Anoka County: 150 Years of Anoka County History
This hard cover book contains more than 250 photographs and hundreds of stories detailing Anoka County's journey into the 21st century. Available for only $34.95 (or $ 29.95 for members of the Anoka County Historical Society). Pick up your copy at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 Third Avenue, Anoka or call 763-421-0600 or visit the historical society website.