Rice County, Minnesota Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Rice County Courthouse
320 NW 3rd Street
Faribault, MN 55021-5146
Clerk District Court has birth, death, divorce
and court records from 1870,
marriage records from 1856 and burial Records.
County Recorder has land records. 
- 1853--Rice County was created 5 March 1853 from Dakota and Wabasha Counties. County seat: Faribault 
- For a brief history of Rice County's name, click here, then select Rice County.
Civil War service men from Rice 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 Rice County.
- - 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Companies A and H.
- - 1st Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company G.
- - 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company G.
- - 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- - 4th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- - 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company C.
- - 7th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company A.
- - 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company B.
- - 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- - 2nd Minnesota Company Sharpshooters, Second Company only.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rice County, Minnesota page 368, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).