Houston County, Minnesota Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Houston County

Guide to Houston County Minnesota genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Minnesota
Online Records

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


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]


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


Populated Places


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


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






Local Histories



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.




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), 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).