Minnesota County History and Listings

Minnesota County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Minnesota has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Aitkin
209 Second St. NW, Aitkin, MN 56431
(218) 927-7276
http://co.aitkin.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent counties: Pine, Ramsey
Birth records: start in 1883, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1885, District Court
Divorce: 1886, District Court
Death: 1887, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1885, District Court
Court: 1885, District Court
Naturalization: 1885, District Court
Notes: Attached to Crow Wing and Morrison counties prior to organization Feb. 6, 1885.

Andy Johnson
Incorporated: March 18, 1858
Parent county: Pembina
Notes: See Wilkin County. Formerly Toombs County. Name changed to Andy Johnson March 8, 1862, and to Wilkin March 6, 1868.

Anoka
2100 Third Ave., Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 421-4760
http://co.anoka.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Ramsey
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1865, District Court
Divorce: 1866, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: 1866, District Court
Probate: unknown, Probate Judge
Court: 1866, District Court

Becker
913 Lake Ave., Box 702, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
(218) 846-7300
http://co.becker.mn.us
Incorporated: March 18, 1858
Parent counties: Cass, Pembina
Birth records: start in 1871, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1871, County Recorder
Divorce: 1940, County Recorder
Death: 1871, County Recorder
Probate: 1940, County Recorder
Court: 1940, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Stearns, Crow Wing and Douglas counties prior to organization March 1, 1871.

Beltrami
701 Minnesota Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
(218) 759-4174
http://co.beltrami.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 28, 1866
Parent counties: Unorganized Territory, Itasca, Pembina, Polk
Birth records: start in 1896, Court Administrator of Customer Service
Marriage: 1896, Court Administrator of Customer Service
Divorce: 1951, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1896, Court Administrator of Customer Service
Probate: unknown, Clerk of Courts
Court: unknown, Clerk of Courts
Military: unknown, Recorder Office
Notes: Attached to Becker County prior to organization April 6, 1897. Historical Society has land records prior to 1969.

Benton
531 Dewey St., Box 129, Foley, MN 56329
(320) 968-5000
http://co.benton.mn.us
Incorporated: Oct. 27, 1849
Parent county: St. Croix
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1887, County Recorder
Divorce: 1900, Court Administrator
Death: 1871, County Recorder
Land: 1850, County Recorder
Probate: 1850, Court Administrator
Court: 1900, Court Administrator

Big Sioux
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Brown
Notes: See South Dakota state chapter. Attached to Pipestone County. Eliminated May 11, 1858, when Minnesota was created.

Big Stone
20 S.E. Second St., Ortonville, MN 56278
(320) 839-2308
http://bigstonecounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1862
Parent county: Pierce
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1881, County Recorder
Divorce: 1885, County Recorder
Death: 1881, County Recorder
Land: 1881, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Court Judge
Court: 1885, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Renville and Stevens counties prior to organization Feb. 8, 1881.

Blue Earth
204 S. Fifth St., Box 3524, Mankato, MN 56001
(507) 389-8343
http://co.blue-earth.mn.us
Incorporated: March 5, 1853
Parent counties: Unorganized Territory, Dakota
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1865, District Court
Divorce: 1854, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1858, District Court
Court: 1854, District Court

Breckenridge
Incorporated: March 18, 1858
Parent county: Pembina
Notes: See Clay County. Name changed to Clay March 6, 1862.

Brown
15 S. State St., New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 233-6657
http://co.brown.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent county: Blue Earth
Birth records: start in1870, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1857, County Recorder
Divorce: 1856, District Court
Death: 1870, County Recorder
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1856, District Court
Court: 1885, District Court
Naturalization: unknown, Minnesota Historical Society
Notes: Organized Feb. 11, 1856.

Buchanan
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Pine
Notes: See Pine County. Attached to Chisago and St. Louis counties. Eliminated and absorbed by Pine County Oct. 8, 1861.

Carlton
301 Walnut Ave., Carlton, MN 55718
(218) 384-9195
http://co.carlton.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent counties: Pine, St. Louis
Birth records: start in 1872, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1872, District Court
Divorce: 1872, District Court
Death: 1872, District Court
Land: 1872, District Court
Probate: 1872, District Court
Court: 1872, District Court
Naturalization: 1872, District Court
Burial: 1872, District Court
Notes: Organized Feb. 18, 1870.

Carver
600 E. Fourth St., Chaska, MN 55318
(612) 361-1930
http://co.carver.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent counties: Hennepin, Sibley
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1870, County Recorder
Divorce: 1856, Court Administrator
Death: 1870, County Recorder
Land: 1870, County Recorder
Probate: 1856, Court Administrator
Court: 1856, Court Administrator

Cass
303 Minnesota Ave. W., Box 3000, Walker, MN 56484
(218) 547-7247
http://co.cass.mn.us
Incorporated: March 31, 1851
Parent counties: Dakota, Pembina, Mahkato, Wahrahta
Notes: Attached to Benton, Stearns, Crow Wing and Morrison counties prior to organization May 4, 1872.
Birth records: start in 1896, kept by County Treasurer
Marriage: 1897, County Treasurer
Divorce: 1899, District Court
Death: 1896, County Treasurer
Probate: unknown, District Court
Court: 1898, District Court
Burial: unknown, Town/City Clerks
Naturalization: unknown, District Court

Chippewa
629 N. Eleventh St., Montevideo, MN 56265
(320) 269-9431
http://co.chippewa.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1862
Parent counties: Pierce, Davis
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1870, District Court
Divorce: 1870, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: 1870, County Recorder
Probate: 1870, District Court
Court: 1870, District Court
Burial: unknown, City Clerk
Notes: Attached to Renville County prior to organization Jan. 9, 1869.

Chisago
313 N. Main St., Center City, MN 55012
(612) 213-0438
http://co.chisago.mn.us
Incorporated: March 31, 1851
Parent counties: Washington, Ramsey
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1852, District Court
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, Probate Judge
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Organized Jan. 1, 1852.

Clay
807 11th St., Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 299-5031
http://co.clay.mn.us
Incorporate: March 18, 1858
Parent county: Pembina
Birth records: start in 1872, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1872, County Recorder
Divorce: 1931, Court Administrator
Death: 1872, County Recorder
Land: 1872, County Recorder
Probate: 1885, Court Administrator
Court: 1931, Court Administrator
Military: 1917, County Recorder
Notes: Formerly Breckenridge County. Name changed to Clay March 6, 1862. Attached to Stearns, Crow Wing, Douglas and Becker counties prior to organization Feb. 27, 1872.

Clearwater
213 Main Ave. N., Bagley, MN 56621
(218) 694-6129
http://co.clearwater.mn.us
Incorporate: Dec. 20, 1902
Parent county: Beltrami
Birth records: start in 1903, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1903, County Recorder
Divorce: unknown, Court Administrator
Death: 1903, County Recorder
Land: 1903, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: unknown, Court Administrator
Military: 1903, County Recorder
Naturalization: unknown, Court Administrator

Cook
Box 1150, Grand Marais, MN 55604
(218) 387-3000
http://co.cook.mn.us
Incorporated: Nov. 3, 1874
Parent county: Lake
Birth records: start in 1900, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1901, County Recorder
Divorce: unknown, Court Administrator
Death: 1900, County Recorder
Land: 1886, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: unknown, Court Administrator
Military: 1919, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Lake and St. Louis counties prior to organization April 5, 1897.

Cottonwood
900 Third Ave., Windom, MN 56101
(507) 831-1458
http://co.cottonwood.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: start in 1871, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1871, District Court
Divorce: 1871, District Court
Death: 1871, District Court
Court: 1871, District Court
Notes: Attached to Brown, Redwood and Watonwan counties prior to organization July 4, 1873.

Crow Wing
326 Laurel St., Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 824-1300
http://co.crow-wing.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Ramsey
Birth records: start in 1873, kept by County Treasurer
Marriage: 1871, County Treasurer
Divorce: unknown, Court Administrator
Death: 1874, County Treasurer
Land: 1867, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: unknown, Court Administrator
Military: 1919, County Recorder

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Dakota
1560 Hwy. 55 W., Hastings, MN 55033
(612) 438-4313
http://co.dakota.mn.us
Incorporated: Oct. 27, 1849
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1857, District Court
Divorce: 1853, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Court: 1853, District Court
Notes: Attached to Ramsey County prior to organization March 5, 1853.

Davis
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent counties: Cass, Nicollet, Pierce, Sibley
Notes: Attached to Stearns County. Eliminated Feb. 20, 1862. Lost to Chippewa and Lac Qui Parle counties.

Dodge
22 E. Sixth St., Box 128, Mantorville, MN 55955
(507) 635-6250
http://co.dodge.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent counties: Rice, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1865, District Court
Divorce: 1870, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Probate: 1858, District Court
Court: 1870, District Court
School: 1917, District Court

Doty
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent county: Itasca
Notes: See St. Louis County. Name changed to Newton March 3, 1855, then to St. Louis County March 1, 1856.

Douglas
305 Eighth Ave. W., Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-3877
http://co.douglas.mn.us
Incorporated: March 8, 1858
Parent county: Cass, Pembina
Birth records: start in 1890, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1890, County Recorder
Death: 1890, County Recorder
Divorce: unknown, Clerk of Courts
Probate: unknown, Clerk of Courts
Court: unknown, Clerk of Courts
Military: unknown, County Recorder
Notes: County Recorder has land records late 1800s.

Faribault
415 N. Main St., Box 130, Blue Earth, MN 56013
(507) 526-6252
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnfariba
Incorporated: Feb. 20 1855
Parent county: Blue Earth
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1870, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1870, Court Administrator
Death: 1870, Court Administrator
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1870, Court Administrator
Court: 1950, Court Administrator
Naturalization: N/a, Court Administrator
Notes: Attached to Blue Earth County prior to organization May 1, 1857.

Fillmore
101 Fillmore St., Preston, MN 55965
(507) 765-4701
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnfillmo
Incorporated: March 5, 1853
Parent county: Wabasha
Birth records: start in 1870, kept byCourt Administrator
Marriage: 1865, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1885, Court Administrator
Death: 1870, Court Administrator
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1858, Court Administrator
Court: 1885, Court Administrator

Freeborn
411 S. Broadway Ave., Albert Lea, MN 56007
(507) 377-5299
http://co.freeborn.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent counties: Blue Earth, Rice
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1857, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: 1854, County Recorder
Probate: 1866, Probate Office
Court: 1857, District Court
Notes: Organized March 6, 1857.

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Goodhue
509 Fifth St. W., Red Wing, MN 55066
(651) 385-3148
http://co.goodhue.mn.us
Incorporated: March 5, 1853
Parent counties: Wabasha, Dakota
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1854, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1951, Court Administrator
Death: 1870, Court Administrator
Probate: 1854, Court Administrator
Court: 1951, Court Administrator
Notes: Attached to Wabasha County prior to organization June 15, 1854. Minnesota Historical Society has divorce and court records from 1854-1950.

Grant
County Courthouse, Elbow Lake, MN 56531
(218) 685-4520
http://co.grant.mn.us
Incorporated: March 6, 1868
Parent counties: Stevens, Wilkin, Traverse
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1869, District Court
Divorce: 1883, District Court
Death: 1877, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, Probate Judge
Court: 1883, District Court
Notes: Attached to Douglas County prior to organization March 1, 1883.

Hennepin
300 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis, MN 55487
(612) 348-8241
http://co.hennepin.mn.us
Incorporated: March 6, 1852
Parent county: Dakota
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1853, District Court
Divorce: 1853, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Court: 1853, District Court

Houston
304 S. Marshall St., Caledonia, MN 55921
(507) 724-5813
http://www.houstoncounty.govoffice2.com
Incorporated: April 4, 1854
Parent county: Fillmore
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1854, District Court
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, Probate Judge
Court: 1856, District Court

Hubbard
301 Court St., Park Rapids, MN 56470
(218) 732-3552
http://co.hubbard.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1883
Parent county: Cass
Birth records: start in unknown, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: unknown, License Center
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Death: unknown, County Recorder
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, District Court
Court: unknown, District Court
Notes: Attached to Wadena County prior to organization March 3, 1887.

Isanti
555 Eighteenth Ave. SW, Cambridge, MN 55008
(763) 689-1191
http://co.isanti.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 13, 1857
Parent county: Ramsey
Birth records: start in 1869, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1871, District Court
Divorce: 1872, District Court
Death: 1873, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1892, District Court
Court: 1872, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has burial records from 1900-1908 and 1941-1979.

Itasca
123 Fourth St. NE, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 327-2856
http://co.itasca.mn.us
Incorporated: Oct. 27, 1849
Parent county: Unorganized Territories
Birth records: start in 1891, kept by County Recorder/Registrar
Marriage: 1891, County Recorder/Registrar
Divorce: 1950, Court Administrator
Death: 1894, County Recorder/Registrar
Land: 1883, County Recorder/Registrar
Probate: 1896, Court Administrator
Court: 1950, Court Administrator
Burial: 1900, County Recorder/Registrar
Military: 1919, County Recorder/Registrar
Notes: Attached to Washington, Benton and Chisago counties prior to organization March 6, 1857. Minnesota Historical Society has divorce and court records to 1950.

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Jackson
405 Fourth St., Box 209, Jackson, MN 56143
(507) 847-2580
http://co.jackson.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1868, Court Administrator
Death: 1870, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1870, Court Administrator
Land: 1870, County Recorder
Probate: 1870, Court Administrator
Court: 1870, Court Administrator

Kanabec
18 Vine St. N., Mora, MN 55051
(320) 679-6466
http://kanabeccounty.org
Incorporated: Oct. 12, 1858
Parent county: Pine
Birth records: start in 1883, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1882, District Court
Divorce: 1882, District Court
Death: 1883, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1891, District Court
Court: 1882, District Court
Burial: unknown, Mora City Hall
Notes: Attached to Pine County prior to organization Nov. 4, 1881.

Kandiyohi
400 Benson Ave. SW, Willmar, MN 56201-3281
(320) 231-6532
http://co.kandiyohi.mn.us
Incorporated: March 20, 1858
Parent counties: Meeker, Renville, Pierce, Davis, Stearns
Birth records: start in1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1870, District Court
Divorce: 1870, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Court: 1870, District Court

Kittson
410 S. Fifth St., Box 39, Hallock, MN 56728
(218) 843-3632
http://co.kittson.mn.us
Incorporation: Oct. 27, 1849
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in ca. 1880, kept by District Court
Marriage: ca. 1880, District Court
Divorce: ca. 1880, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: ca. 1880, District Court
Court: ca. 1880, District Court
Naturalization: unknown, Minnesota Historical Society
Death: ca. 1880, District Court
Notes: Formerly Pembina County. Name changed to Kittson March 9, 1878. Attached to Benton prior to organization March 4, 1852. Disorganized March 5, 1853. Recreated April 24, 1862, from Benton. Attached to Benton, Morrison, Crow Wing, Douglas Becker, Clay and Polk counties prior to organization April 6, 1897.

Koochiching
715 Fourth St., International Falls, MN 56649
(218) 283-6260
http://co.koochiching.mn.us
Incorporation: Dec. 19, 1906
Parent county: Itasca
Birth records: start in 1907, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1907, District Court
Divorce: 1907, District Court
Death: 1907, District Court
Probate: 1907, District Court
Court: 1907, District Court
Notes: Attached to Redwood County prior to organization Jan. 7, 1873.

Lac Qui Parle
600 Sixth St., Madison, MN 56256
(320) 598-3724
http://www.lqpco.com
Incorporation: Nov. 7, 1871
Parent county: Redwood
Birth records: start in unknown, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: unknown, County Recorder
Divorce: unknown, Court Administrator
Death: unknown, County Recorder
Land: unknown, County Assessor
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: unknown, Court Administrator
Military: unknown County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Redwood County prior to organization Jan. 7, 1873.

Lac Qui Parle, old
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1862
Parent counties: Davis, Pierce
Notes: Attached to Renville County. Eliminated Nov. 3, 1868, and absorbed by Chippewa County.

Lake
601 Third Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-8300
http://co.lake.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent county: Itasca
Birth records: start in 1898, kept by County Registrar
Marriage: 1891, County Registrar
Divorce: 1892, County Registrar
Death: 1891, County Registrar
Probate: unknown, Probate Judge
Court: 1892, County Registrar
Burial: unknown, City Clerk
Notes: Formerly Superior County. Name changed to St. Louis (old) March 3, 1855. Name changed to Lake March 1, 1856. Attached to Benton and St. Louis counties prior to organization Feb. 27, 1891.

Lake of the Woods
206 SE Eighth Ave., Box 808, Baudette, MN 56623
(218) 634-1902
http://co.lake-of-the-woods.mn.us
Incorporated: Nov. 28, 1922
Parent county: Beltrami
Birth records: start in 1923, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1923, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1923, Court Administrator
Death: 1923, Court Administrator
Probate: 1923, Court Administrator
Court: 1923, Court Administrator

Le Sueur
88 S. Park Ave., Le Center, MN 56057
(507) 357-2251
http://co.le-sueur.mn.us
Incorporated: March 5, 1853
Parent county: Dakota
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1854, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: 1850, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, Probate Judge
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has some school records from 1920-1945.

Lincoln
319 N. Rebecca, Box 29, Ivanhoe, MN 56142
(507) 694-1360
http://co.lincoln.mn.us
Incorporated: Nov. 4, 1873
Parent county: Lyon
Birth records: start in 1879, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1879, District Court
Divorce: 1891, District Court
Death: 1880, District Court
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1877, Probate Judge
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Attached to Lyon and Redwood counties prior to organization Feb. 9, 1881.

Lincoln, old
Incorporated: Oct. 8, 1861
Parent county: Renville
Notes: Attached to McLeod County. Eliminated Nov. 3, 1868, for Renville County.

Lyon
607 W. Main, Marshall, MN 56258
(507) 537-6722
http://www.lyonco.org
Incorporated: Nov. 2, 1869
Parent county: Redwood
Birth records: start in 1874, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1872, District Court
Death: 1874, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Organized April 12, 1870.

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Mahnomen
Box 379, Mahnomen, MN 56557
(218) 935-2251
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnmahnom
Incorporated: Dec. 27, 1906
Parent county: Norman
Birth records: start in 1908, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1908, District Court
Divorce: 1908, District Court
Death: 1908, District Court
Court: 1908, District Court

Mankahto
Incorporated: Oct. 27, 1849
Parent county: Unorganized Territories
Notes: Attached to Ramsey. Eliminated Sept. 1, 1851. Lost to Cass and Pembina counties.

Manomin
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Ramsey
Notes: Eliminated Nov. 2, 1869, for Anoka County.

Marshall
208 E. Colvin Ave., Warren, MN 56762
(218) 745-4816
http://co.marshall.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1879
Parent county: Kittson
Birth records: start in1882, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1882, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1891, Court Administrator
Death: 1882, Court Administrator
Land: 1883, County Recorder
Probate: 1891, Court Administrator
Court: unknown, Court Administrator
Military: 1919, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Polk County prior to organization March 11, 1881.

Martin
201 Lake Ave., Fairmont, MN 56031
(507) 238-3213
http://co.martin.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent counties: Faribault, Brown
Birth records: start in 1874, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1864, County Recorder
Divorce: unknown, Court Administrator
Death: 1879, County Recorder
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: unknown,Court Administrator

McLeod
830 Eleventh St., Box 127, Glencoe, MN 55336
(320) 864-1216
http://co.mcleod.mn.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1856
Parent counties: Carver, Sibley
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1865, County Recorder
Divorce: unknown, County Administrator
Death: 1870, County Recorder
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, County Administrator
Court: unknown, County Administrator
Military: unknown, Veterans Service
School Census: unknown, County Recorder

Meeker
325 N. Sibley Ave., Litchfield, MN 55355
(320) 693-5345
http://co.meeker.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 23, 1856
Parent county: Davis
Birth records: start in1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1870, District Court
Divorce: 1870, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1858, District Court
Court: 1870, District Court
Naturalization: 1884, District Court
School: 1884, District Court

Mille Lacs
635 Second St. SE, Milaca, MN 56353
(320) 983-8308
http://co.mille-lacs.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Ramsey
Birth records: start in unknown, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: unknown, County Recorder
Divorce: unknown, Court Administrator
Death: unknown, County Recorder
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: unknown, Court Administrator
Notes: Attached to Morrison County prior to organization April 30, 1860.

Monongalia
Incorporated: March 8, 1861
Parent counties: Davis, Pierce
Notes: Discontinued Nov. 8, 1870; became part of Kandyohi County.

Morrison
213 Fist Ave. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
(320) 632-1045
http://co.morrison.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1856
Parent county: Benton
Birth records: start in unknown, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: unknown, County Recorder
Divorce: unknown, Court Administrator
Death: unknown, County Recorder
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: unknown, Court Administrator
Military: unknown, County Recorder
Notes: County Recorder has some cemetery records.

Mower
201 First St. NE, Austin, MN 55912
(507) 437-9456
http://co.mower.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1855
Parent county: Rice
Birth records: start in1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1865, District Court
Divorce: 1900, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1856, District Court
Court: 1900, District Court
Notes: Organized March 1, 1856.

Murray
2500 28th St., Slayton, MN 56172
(507) 836-6148
http://murray-countymn.com
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: start in unknown, kept by District Court
Marriage: unknown, District Court
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Death: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, District Court
Court: unknown, District Court
Notes: Attached to Brown, Redwood, Watonwan and Cottonwood counties prior to organization March 5, 1879.

Newton
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent county: Itasca
Notes: Formerly Doty County. Name changed to Newton March 3, 1855, then to St. Louis County March 1, 1856.

Nicollet
501 S. Minnesota Ave., Box 493, St. Peter, MN 56082
(507) 931-6800
http://co.nicollet.mn.us
Incorporated: March 5 1853
Parent county: Dakota
Birth records: start in1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1856, District Court
Divorce: 1853, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1853, District Court
Court: 1853, District Court

Nobles
315 10th St., Worthington, MN 56187
(507) 372-8263
http://co.nobles.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: start in 1872, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1872, County Recorder
Divorce: 1882, Court Administrator
Death: 1872, County Recorder
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown Court Administrator
Court: 1874, Court Administrator
Notes: Attached to Brown and Martin counties prior to organization Oct. 19, 1870.

Norman
16 E. Third Ave., Ada, MN 56510
(218) 784-7131
http://co.norman.mn.us
Incorporated: Nov. 8, 1881
Parent county: Polk
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1882, District Court
Death: 1881, District Court
Probate: unknown, Probate Judge
Notes: Clerk of District Court has some divorce and court records.

Olmsted
151 SE Fourth St., Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 287-1444
http://co.olmsted.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent counties: Fillmore, Wabasha, Rice
Marriage: 1855, District Court
Divorce: 1860, District Court
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: 1858, District Court
Burial: unknown, Coroner and Department of Health
Notes: Clerk of District Court has incomplete birth and death records from 1871.

Otter Tail
121 W. Junis Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 739-2271
http://co.otter-tail.mn.us
Incorporated: March 18, 1858
Parent counties: Pembina, Cass
Birth records: start in1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1869, District Court
Divorce: 1897, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Probate: 1872, District Court
Court: 1872, District Court
Notes: Attached to Stearns, Crow Wing and Douglas counties prior to organization Feb. 28, 1870.

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Pembina
Incorporated: Oct. 27, 1849
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: See Kittson County listing. Name changed to Kittson March 9, 1878.

Pennington
101 Main Ave., Box 616, Thief River Falls, MN 56701
(218) 681-2522
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnpennin/mnpennin.htm
Incorporated: Nov. 23, 1910
Parent county: Red Lake
Birth records: start in 1910, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1910, County Recorder
Divorce: unknown, Court Administrator
Death: 1910, County Recorder
Land: 1910, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: unknown, Court Administrator
Burial: 1910, County Recorder
Military: 1910, County Recorder

Pierce
Incorporated: March 5, 1853
Parent county: Dakota
Notes: Eliminated Feb. 20, 1862, for Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties.

Pine
635 Northridge Drive NW, Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 591-1400
http://co.pine.mn.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1856
Parent counties: Chisago, Ramsey
Birth records: start in 1874, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1871, District Court
Divorce: 1871, District Court
Death: 1879, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, Probate Judge
Court: 1871, District Court
Notes: Organized April 1, 1857.

Pipestone
416 S. Hiawatha, Pipestone, MN 56164
(507) 825-6755
http://www.pipestone-county.com
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: start in 1877, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1877, District Court
Divorce: 1877, District Court
Death: 1877, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1877, District Court
Court: 1877, District Court
Notes: Attached to Big Sioux, Brown, Redwood, Watonwan, Rock and Cottonwood counties prior to organization Jan. 27, 1879.

Polk
612 N. Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716
(218) 281-3464
http://co.polk.mn.us
Incorporated: Jul. 20, 1858
Parent county: Pembina
Birth records: start in 1875, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1875, Court Administrator
Death: 1875, Court Administrator
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1875, Court Administrator
Court: 1875, Court Administrator
Notes: Attached to Crow Wing, Douglas, Becker and Clay counties prior to organization Feb. 27, 1879.

Pope
130 E. Minnesota Ave., Glenwood, MN 56334
(320) 634-5727
http://co.pope.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1862
Parent counties: Pierce, Cass, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1870, District Court
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Probate: 1867, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Organized Feb. 28, 1866.

Ramsey
15 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 266-4444
http://co.ramsey.mn.us
Incorporated: Oct. 27, 1849
Parent county: St. Croix
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1850, District Court
Divorce: 1900, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: unknown, Historical Society
Probate: 1849, District Court
Court: 1900, District Court
Notes: The historical society has court records from 1858-1899.

Red Lake
124 Langevin Ave., Box 3, Red Lake Falls, MN 56750
(218) 253-2997
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnredlak/mnredlak.htm
Incorporated: Dec. 24, 1896
Parent county: Polk
Birth records: start in 1897, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1897, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1897, Court Administrator
Death: 1897, Court Administrator
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1897, Court Administrator
Court: 1897, Court Administrator
Notes: Organized April 6, 1897. Court Administrator has school records from 1900-1955.

Redwood
Box 130, Redwood Falls, MN 56283
(507) 637-4032
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnredwoo/rwindex.htm
Incorporated: Nov. 4, 1862
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: start in 1865, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1865, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1871, Court Administrator
Death: 1865, Court Administrator
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1877, Court Administrator
Court: 1867, Court Administrator
Notes: Attached to Brown County prior to organization Feb. 23, 1865.

Renville
500 DePue Ave. E., Olivia, MN 56277
(320) 523-3669
http://co.renville.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent counties: Nicollet, Pierce, Sibley
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1870, District Court
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, District Court
Court: unknown, District Court
Notes: Attached to Nicollet County prior to organization July 31, 1866.

Rice
320 NW Third St., Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 332-6114
http://co.rice.mn.us
Incorporated: March 5, 1853
Parent counties: Dakota, Wabasha
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1856, District Court
Divorce: 1870, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1870, District Court
Court: 1870, District Court
Burial: unknown, District Court
Notes: Attached to Dakota County prior to organization Oct. 9, 1855.

Rock
204 E. Brown, Box 509, Luverne, MN 56156
(507) 283-5060
http://co.rock.mn.us
Incorporated: May 23, 1857
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: start in1875, kept by County Auditor/Treasurer
Marriage: 1875, County Auditor/Treasurer
Divorce: 1872, District Court
Death: 1875, County Auditor/Treasurer
Court: 1872, District Court
Notes: Attached to Brown, Martin and Nobles counties prior to organization Feb. 7, 1874.

Roseau
606 Fifth Ave. SW Room 20, Roseau, MN 56751
(218) 463-2541
http://co.roseau.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 28, 1894
Parent counties: Kittson, Beltrami
Birth records: start in 1895, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1895, District Court
Divorce: 1895, District Court
Death: 1895, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1895, District Court
Court: 1895, District Court
Notes: Organized April 6, 1896.

Scott
428 S. Holmes St., Shakopee, MN 55379
(952) 496-8150
http://co.scott.mn.us
Incorporated: March 5, 1853
Parent county: Dakota
Birth records: start in 1871, kept for County Recorder
Marriage: 1856, County Recorder
Divorce: ca. 1850, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1871, County Recorder
Land: ca. 1850, County Recorder
Probate: ca. 1850, Clerk of Courts
Court: 1880, Clerk of Courts
Military: 1950, County Recorder

Sherburne
13880 Hwy. 10, Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 241-2915
http://co.sherburne.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 25, 1856
Parent county: Benton
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1858, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1884, Court Administrator
Death: 1870, Court Administrator
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: 1893, Court Administrator
Court: 1877, Court Administrator
Notes: Attached to Benton County prior to organization March 6, 1862.

Sibley
400 Court St., Box 44, Gaylord, MN 55334
(507) 237-4080
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnsibley
Incorporated: March 5, 1853
Parent county: Dakota
Birth records: start in 1860, kept by Court Administrator
Marriage: 1856, Court Administrator
Divorce: 1860, Court Administrator
Death: 1860, Court Administrator
Land: 1855, County Recorder
Probate: 1870, Court Administrator
Court: 1870, Court Administrator
Notes: Attached to Hennepin County prior to organization Oct. 10, 1854.

St. Croix
Incorporated: Aug. 3, 1840
Parent county: Wisconsin Territories
Notes: Eliminated to Benton, Ramsey and Washington counties Oct. 27, 1849.

St. Louis
100 N. Fifth Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 726-2559
http://co.st-louis.mn.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1856
Parent counties: Itasca, Newton
Birth records: start in 1870, kept from District Court
Marriage: 1870, District Court
Divorce: 1859, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: 1859, District Court
Probate: unknown, County Court
Court: 1859, District Court
Burial: 1938, District Court
Notes: Attached to Benton County prior to organization May 23, 1857.

St. Louis, old
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent county: Itasca
Notes: Formerly Superior County. Name changed to St. Louis (old) March 3, 1855. Abolished March 1, 1856, and became part of Lake County.

Stearns
705 Courthouse Sq., St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 656-3855
http://co.stearns.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent counties: Cass, Nicollet, Pierce, Sibley
Birth records: start in unknown, kept by License Center
Marriage: unknown, License Center
Divorce: unknown, Court Administrator
Death: unknown, License Center
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: unknown, Court Administrator

Steele
111 E. Main St., Owatonna, MN 55060
(507) 444-7450
http://co.steele.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent counties: Rice, Blue Earth, Le Sueur
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1855, District Court
Divorce: 1858, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Land: 1858, County Recorder
Probate: 1858, District Court
Court: 1858, District Court
Notes: Organized Feb. 29, 1856.

Stevens
400 Colorado Ave., Box 530, Morris, MN 56267
(320) 589-7414
http://co.stevens.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1862
Parent counties: Pierce, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in1872, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1869, District Court
Death: 1872, District Court
Divorce: 1873, District Court
Land: 1871, County Recorder
Probate: 1901, District Court
Court: 1873, District Court
Notes: Attached to Stearns, Douglas and Pope counties prior to organization Dec. 31, 1871.

Superior
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent county: Itasca
Notes: See Lake County listing. Name changed to St. Louis (old) March 3, 1855. Name changed to Lake March 1, 1856.

Swift
301 14th St. N., Box 50, Benson, MN 56215
(320) 843-3377
http://swiftcounty.com
Incorporated: Nov. 8, 1870
Parent county: Chippewa
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by County Treasurer
Marriage: 1871, County Treasurer
Divorce: unknown, Clerk of Courts
Death: 1872, County Treasurer
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, Clerk of Courts
Court: unknown, Clerk of Courts
Notes: Attached to Pope and Chippewa counties prior to organization April 6, 1897.

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Todd
215 First Ave. S., Long Prairie, MN 56347
(320) 732-4428
http://co.todd.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent county: Cass
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1867, County Recorder
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Death: 1870, County Recorder
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, District Court
Court: 1874, District Court
School Census: 1914, County Recorder
Notes: Attached to Stearns and Morrison counties prior to organization Feb. 21, 1873.

Toombs
Incorporated: March 18, 1858
Parent county: Pembina
Notes: See Wilkin County listing. Name changed to Andy Johnson March 8, 1862. Name changed to Wilkin March 6, 1868.

Traverse
702 Second Ave. N., Box 487, Wheaton, MN 56296
(320) 563-4266
http://co.traverse.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1862
Parent counties: Pierce, Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1881, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1881, District Court
Divorce: 1881, District Court
Death: 1881, District Court
Land: 1881, District Court
Probate: 1881, District Court
Court: 1881, District Court
Notes: Attached to Stearns, Douglas, Pope and Stevens counties prior to organization Feb. 14, 1881.

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Wabasha
625 Jefferson Ave., Wabasha, MN 55981
(651) 565-3018
http://co.wabasha.mn.us
Incorporated: Oct. 27, 1849
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by County Recorder
Marriage: 1865, County Recorder
Divorce: 1858, Court Administrator
Death: 1870, County Recorder
Land: 1855, County Recorder
Probate: 1858, Court Administrator
Court: 1858, Court Administrator
Military: unknown, Veteran Service Office
Notes: Attached to Washington County prior to organization March 5, 1853.

Wadena
415 S. Jefferson, Box 415, Wadena, MN 56482
(218) 631-7622
http://co.wadena.mn.us
Incorporated: Jun. 11, 1858
Parent counties: Cass, Todd
Birth records: start in 1873, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1873, District Court
Divorce: 1881, District Court
Death: 1873, District Court
Court: 1881, District Court
Notes: Attached to Crow Wing and Morrison counties prior to organization Feb. 17, 1881.

Wahnata
Incorporated: Oct. 4, 1849
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Eliminated Sept. 1, 1851 to Cass, Dakota and Pembina counties.

Waseca
307 N. State St., Waseca, MN 56093
(507) 835-0670
http://co.waseca.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1857
Parent county: Steele
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1858, District Court
Divorce: 1858, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Probate: 1870, District Court
Court: 1870, District Court

Washington
14949 N. 62nd St., Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 430-6755
http://co.washington.mn.us
Incorporated: Oct. 27, 1849
Parent county: St. Croix
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1845, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Divorce: 1847, District Court
Probate: 1850, District Court
Court: 1847, District Court

Watonwan
710 Second Ave. S., Box 518, St. James, MN 56081
(507) 375-1216
http://co.watonwan.mn.us
Incorporated: Nov. 6, 1860
Parent county: Brown
Birth records: start in 1863, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1863, District Court
Divorce: 1865, District Court
Death: 1863, District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, Probate Judge
Court: 1865, District Court
Notes: Attached to Brown and Blue Earth counties to organization June 15, 1871.

Wilkin
300 S. Fifth St., Breckenridge, MN 56520
(218) 643-5112
http://co.wilkin.mn.us
Incorporate: March 18, 1858
Parent county: Cass, Pembina
Birth records: start in 1874, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1890, District Court
Divorce: 1890, District Court
Death: 1875, District Court
Probate: unknown, Probate Judge
Court: 1858, District Court
Notes: Formerly Toombs and Andy Johnson counties. Name changed to Andy Johnson March 8, 1862. Name changed to Wilkin March 6, 1868. Attached to Stearns, Crow Wing, Douglas and Otter Tail counties prior to organization March 4, 1872.

Winona
171 W. Third St., Winona, MN 55987
(507) 457-6340
http://co.winona.mn.us
Incorporate: April 4, 1854
Parent county: Fillmore, Wabasha
Birth records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1854, District Court
Divorce: 1854, District Court
Death: 1870, District Court
Probate: 1871, District Court
Court: 1854, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has school records 1909-1939.

Wright
10 Second St. NW, Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 682-7357
http://co.wright.mn.us
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1855
Parent counties: Cass, Sibley
Birth records: start in 1871, kept by License Bureau
Marriage: 1866, License Bureau
Divorce: 1870, Court Administrator
Death: 1871, License Bureau
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: unknown, Court Administrator
Court: 1870, Court Administrator

Yellow Medicine
415 Ninth Ave., Granite Falls, MN 56241
(320) 564-2529
http://yellowmedicine.govoffice.com
Incorporated: Nov. 7, 1871
Parent county: Redwood
Birth records: start in 1872, kept by District Court
Marriage: 1872, District Court
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Death: unknown, District Court
Land: unknown, County Recorder
Probate: unknown, District Court
Court: unknown, District Court
Naturalization: 1872, District Court
Notes: Organized Feb. 25, 1874.
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