Blue Earth County, Minnesota Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Blue Earth County Courthouse
410 South 5th Street
Mankato, MN 56001
507-304-4000 507.389.8343

 

Clerk District Court has birth and death records from 1870,
marriage records from 1865, divorce and court records from 1854
and probate records from 1858; Register of Deeds has land records[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1853--Blue Earth County was created 5 March 1853 from unorganized territory and Dakota County.

County seat: Mankato [2]

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities

Amboy | Eagle Lake | Good Thunder | Lake Crystal | Madison Lake | Mankato | Mapleton | Minnesota Lake | North Mankato | Pemberton | Skyline | St. Clair | Vernon Center

Townships

Beauford Township | Butternut Valley Township | Cambria Township | Ceresco Township | Danville Township | Decoria Township | Garden City Township | Jamestown Township | Judson Township | Le Ray Township |Lime Township | Lincoln Township | Lyra Township | Mankato Township | Mapleton Township | McPherson Township | Medo Township | Pleasant Mound Township | Rapidan Township | Shelby Township | South Bend Township | Sterling Township | Vernon Center Township

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Mankato

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Blue Earth 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 Blue Earth County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Companies B, E, and H.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Company F.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies E and H.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- 9th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies D and E.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Company B.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blue Earth County, Minnesota page 362, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=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).