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|Big Stone County, Minnesota|
Location in the state of Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
|Founded||February 20, 1862|
|Address|| Big Stone County Courthouse|
20 SE 2nd Street
Ortonville, MN 56278-1544;
Big Stone County Website
County Recorder has birth, marriage and land records from 1881,
divorce and court records from 1885.
Court Judge has probate records. 
- 1862--Big Stone County was created 20 February 1862 from Pierce County, Eliminated 20 Feb 1862. County seat: Ortonville 
- For a brief history of how Big Stone County was named, click here, then select Big Stone County.
Akron Township | Almond Township | Artichoke Township | Big Stone Township | Browns Valley Township | Foster Township | Graceville Township | Malta Township | Moonshine Township | Odessa Township | Ortonville Township | Otrey Township | Prior Township | Toqua Township
- The Ortonville Independent (May 1920-Current; Weekly)
- The Northern Star (Jan 1966-Current; Weekly)
- The Ortonville Journal (Jan 1927-Sep 1927; Weekly)
- The Ortonville Star (Jan 1927-Sep 1927; Weekly)
- Ortonville Journal Star (Oct 1927-Apr 1930; Weekly)
- The Journal-Star (Sep 1926-Jan 1927; Weekly)
- The Ortonville Journal (Jan 1913-Sep 1926; Weekly)
- Ortonville Herald Star (Jan 1888-Dec 1912; Weekly)
- Big Stone County Journal (1892 [?]-Dec 1912; Weekly)
- The Beardsley News (Apr 1908-Jun 1959; Weekly)
- The Odessa Tribune (Mar 1898-After Jan 1902 [?]; Weekly)
- The Phenix (1894-Nov 1912; Weekly)
- Graceville Transcript (Aug 1890-1894; Weekly)
- Graceville Transcript and Democrat (Jul 1889-Aug 1890; Weekly)
- The Graceville Democrat (May 1888-Jul 1889; Weekly)
- The Ortonville Headlight (1884-After Mar 1887 [?]; Weekly)
- The People's Vindicator (1884-Dec1884; Weekly)
- Graceville Transcript (Oct 1883-Jul 1889; Weekly)
- Big Stone County Herald (Aug 1879-Dec 1887; Weekly)
- Ortonville North Star (Jun 1878-Dec1887; Weekly)
- The Odessa Times (1940 [?]-Sep 1941; Weekly)
- Graceville Enterprise (1894-Apr 1966; Weekly)
- The Clinton Advocate (1894 [?]-Apr 1966; Weekly)
- The Ortonville Star (1920 [?]-Sep 1926; Weekly)
- The Beardsley News (1896 [?]-Sep 1907; Weekly)
- The Clinton Advocate (Aug 1892-Jul 1895; Weekly)
Societies and Libraries
985 US Highway 12
Ortonville, MN 56278
- Ortonville Public Library
412 NW 2nd Stret
Ortonville, MN 56278
- Graceville Public Library
415 Studdart Avenure
P.O. Box 457
Graceville, MN 56240
Family History Centers
- Big Stone County, MN Genealogy Forum (GenForum)
- Family History Library Catalog
- Big Stone County GenWeb
- Cyndi's List: Big Stone County
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Big Stone County, Minnesota page 362, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Minnesota Historical Society Library Catalogue:Big Stone County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/4VDHQ3BAYXUEDMS1MG9S752RQYBH537X9NMVKGTCUYH5QUXTUT-37651?func=short-jump&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;jump=000021 (accessed December 5, 2011).
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