Houston County, Minnesota

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| county = Houston County
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| building address = Houston County Courthouse<br> 304 S Marshall St <br>Caledonia, MN 55921<br>Phone: 507.724.5813<br>[http://www.houstoncounty.govoffice2.com/ '''Houston County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.houstoncounty.govoffice2.com/ Houston County Courthouse]<br>304 S Marshall St; <br>Caledonia, MN 55921<br>Phone: 507.724.5813<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1854, <br>court records from 1856 and divorce records. <br>Probate Judge has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Minnesota page 364, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870, <br>marriage records from 1854, <br>court records from 1856 and divorce records. <br>Probate Judge has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Minnesota page 364, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 00:42, 10 April 2013

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Online Records


Houston County, Minnesota
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 4, 1854
County Seat Caledonia
Courthouse
Address Houston County Courthouse
304 S Marshall St
Caledonia, MN 55921
Phone: 507.724.5813
Houston County Website

Contents

County Courthouse



Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1854,
court records from 1856 and divorce records.
Probate Judge has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1854--Houston County was created 4 April 1854 from Fillmore County. County seat: Caledonia [2]
  • For a brief history of how Houston County was named, click here, then select Houston County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Brownsville | Caledonia | Eitzen | Hokah | Houston | La Crescent | Spring Grove

Townships

Black Hammer Township | Brownsville Township | Caledonia Township | Crooked Creek Township | Hokah Township | Houston Township | Jefferson Township | La Crescent Township | Mayville Township | Money Creek Township | Mound Prairie Township | Sheldon Township | Spring Grove Township | Union Township | Wilmington Township | Winnebago Township | Yucatan Township

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Companies A and G.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies A and D.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company K.
- 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company F.
- 11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company K.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Minnesota page 364, 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).