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

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Lake County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Lake County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1855
County Seat Two Harbors
Courthouse
Address Lake County Courthouse
601 3rd Ave
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone: 218.834.8347
Lake County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

County Register has birth records from 1898, marriage and death from 1891, divorce and court records from 1892. Probate Judge has probate records. City Clerk has burial records. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1855--Lake County was created 20 February 1855 from Itasca County. The names were changed in 1855 to Newton and St. Louis. Names were changed again in 1856 with St. Louis becoming Lake and Newton becoming St. Louis.

County seat: Two Harbors [2]

  • For a brief history of how Lake County was named, clickhere, then select Lake County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Beaver Bay | Silver Bay | Two Harbors

Townships

Beaver Bay Township | Crystal Bay Township | Fall Lake Township | Silver Creek Township | Stony River Township

Unincorporated Communities

Castle Danger | East Beaver Bay | Finland | Illgen City | Isabella | Knife River | Larsmont | Lax Lake | Little Marais | Murphy City

Unorganized

Lake No. 1 |  Lake No. 2


Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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), Lake County, Minnesota page 365, 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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