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Online Records


County Courthouse

Washington County Courthouse
14949-62nd St N;
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone:. 651.430.6000

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1845, divorce and court records
from 1847 and probate records from 1850. [1]


Parent County

  • 1849--Washington County was created 27 October 1849 from St. Croix County in  Wisconsin Territory.

County seat: Stillwater [2]

  • For a brief history of how Washington County was named, click here, then select Washington County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War service men from Washington 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 Washington County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company B.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company K.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies B and F.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company K.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- 8th 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), Washington County, Minnesota page 369, 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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