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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1849--Dakota County was created 27 October 1849 from unorganized territory.  County seat: Hastings [1]

  • For a brief history of how Dakota County was named, click here. Then select Dakota County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Apple Valley | Burnsville | Coates | Eagan | Farmington | Hampton | Hastings | Inver Grove Heights
Lakeville | Lilydale | Mendota | Mendota Heights | Miesville | New Trier | Northfield | Randolph
Rosemount | South St. Paul | Sunfish Lake | Vermillion | West St. Paul

Townships

Castle Rock | Douglas | Empire Township |Eureka | Greenvale | Hampton | Marshan | Nininger | Ravenna
Sciota | Vermillion | Waterford

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Censuses

Church

  • Catholic Church Records for Dakota County    The Dakota Historical Society has microfilmed all the records of all the Catholic Churches in Dakota County.  Use the searchable index to find baptism, marriage and death records.

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

  • Dakota Historical Society    Interactive map of Dakota Co. townships and villages.  Click on a township and read its brief history.
  • Dakota Historical Society    Interactive map of Dakota County historical sites.  Click on the map to read details of the historical sites.

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Dakota 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 Dakota County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Companies A and G.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies F and H.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies B and F.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company G.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company F.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies F and K.
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company D.
- Hatch's Independent Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry , Companies C and F.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

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