Meeker County, Minnesota Genealogy

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

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Meeker County, Minnesota
Map
Map of Minnesota highlighting Meeker County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 23, 1856
County Seat Litchfield
Courthouse
Address Meeker County Courthouse
325 N Shibley Avenue
Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: 320.693.5345
Meeker County Website


County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death,
divorce and court records from 1870, probate
records from 1858, school records, naturalization
records from 1884.
Court Recorder has land record. [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, 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).