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Added to NRHP. June 13, 1986. The Renville County Courthouse and Jail is a historic building located at 500 East DePue Avenue in Olivia, Minnesota, United States; the seat of Renville County. It was constructed in 1902. The courthouse from the southeast. The first courthouse in Renville County was built in Beaver Falls in 1872.
August 3, 1986. The Joseph R. Brown State Wayside Rest is a National Scenic Byway Wayside Rest area. It is located on Renville County Highway 15, south of Sacred Heart, Minnesota, United States. The Wayside Rest displays the granite ruins of Joseph R. Brown 's home from 1862. Brown, his mixed-blood wife and twelve children lived in this home ...
Renville County, located directly across the Minnesota River from the Lower Sioux Agency, was the site of extensive combat during the Dakota War of 1862. The U.S. army's defeats at the Battle of Redwood Ferry and the Battle of Birch Coulee at the hands of the Dakota both occurred in Birch Cooley Township, in addition to numerous Dakota raids on ...
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3⁄4 years in prison  On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American man, was murdered in Minneapolis by Derek Chauvin, a 44-year-old white police officer.  Floyd had been arrested after a store clerk alleged that he made a purchase using a counterfeit $20 bill. 
UTC-5 (CDT) FIPS code. 27-40832  GNIS feature ID. 0664924  Martinsburg Township is a township in Renville County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 215 at the 2000 census. Martinsburg Township was organized in 1878, and named for Martin Grummons, the son of a county official.