Meeker County, Minnesota Genealogy

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County Courthouse

Meeker County Courthouse
325 N Shibley Avenue
Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: 320.693.5345 

Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death,
divorce and court records from 1870, Probate
records from 1858, school records, naturalization
records from 1884; Co Recorder has land rec[1]

History

Parent County

1856--Meeker County was created 23 February 1856 from Davis (Eliminated) County. County seat: Litchfield [2]

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places 

For a list of cities and towns go to hometownlocator.com or wikipedia.com.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Books

  • Album of history and biography of Meeker County, Minnesota ,  Chicago : Alden, Ogle & Co., 1888. -- viii, 9-610 p. ports.  Find a copy at Family History Library Film # 1000260 I. 3 or WorldCat.  Contains sketches of cities and towns and biographies of old settlers and representative men and more.
  • Illustrated album of biography of Meeker and McLeod counties, Minnesota  Chicago : Alden, Ogle, 1888. 791 p. ports.  Find a copy at Family History Library Film # 1421922 Item 2 or WorldCat.

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Freeborn 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 Freeborn County.

- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company D.

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), Meeker County, Minnesota page 366, {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).