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Online Records


County Courthouse

Chisago County Government Center
313 North Main Street
Center City, MN 55012
Phone: 651-257-1300
Phone: 612-213-0438

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1852, court records from 1880 and divorce records; Probate Judge has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records.[1]


Parent County

1851--Chisago County was created 31 March 1851 from Washington and Ramsey Counties.

  • County seat: Center City [2]
  • For a brief history of how Chisago County was named, click here, then select Chisago County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places


Center City | Chisago City | Harris | Lindstrom | North Branch | Rush City | Shafer | Stacy | Taylors Falls | Wyoming


Amador Township | Chisago Lake Township | Fish Lake Township | Franconia Township | Lent Township | Nessel Township | Rushseba Township | Shafer Township | Sunrise Township | Wyoming Township

Unincorporated Communities

Almelund | Franconia | Palmdale | Rush Point | Stark | Sunrise

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Chisago County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Chisago County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company M.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chisago County, Minnesota page 363, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).


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