Murray County is a county located in the state of Minnesota, United States. As of 2000, the population was 9,165. Its county seat is Slayton.
During the 1880s there was a "war" to decide whether Currie or Slayton would be the county seat. In the history of record keeping, Minnesota has been struck by two F-5 tornadoes and one occurred in Murray County: the Chandler Tornado (June 16, 1992) and one in neighboring Lyon County - the Tracy Tornado (June 13, 1968).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 720 square miles (1,864 kmē), of which 704 square miles (1,824 kmē) is land and 15 square miles (39 kmē) (2.10%) is water. The Mississippi-Missouri watershed divide runs through the western part of the county, near Chandler, along what is locally known as Buffalo Ridge.