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*''Wheaton, Minnesota: Centennial History, 1887-1987''. Wheaton, MN: Gazette Oublishing Co., 1987. Print. 
*''Wheaton, Minnesota: Centennial History, 1887-1987''. Wheaton, MN: Gazette Oublishing Co., 1987. Print. 

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United States Gotoarrow.png Minnesota Gotoarrow.png Traverse County

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

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Online Records

Traverse County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Traverse County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Location of Minnesota in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1862
County Seat Wheaton
Address Traverse County Courthouse
702 2nd Ave N
PO Box 487
Wheaton, MN 56296
Phone: 320.563.4266
Phone 320-563-4343 (phone)
Phone: 320-563-4311 (fax)
Traverse County Website

County Courthouse

Clerk District Court has birth, marriage, death, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1881. [1]


Parent County

1862--Traverse County was created 20 February 1862 from Pierce (Eliminated 20 Feb 1862) County and unorganized territory.
County seat: Wheaton [2]

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Arthur
  • Clifton
  • Croke
  • Dollymount
  • Folsom
  • Lake Valley
  • Leonardsville
  • Monson
  • Parnell
  • Redpath
  • Tara
  • Taylor
  • Tintah
  • Walls
  • Windsor

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

Local histories are available for Traverse County, Minnesota Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Minnesota Local Histories.

  • Wheaton, Minnesota: Centennial History, 1887-1987. Wheaton, MN: Gazette Oublishing Co., 1987. Print. 




  • The Wheaton Gazette (May 1925-Current; Weekly)
  • Wheaton Gazette-Reporter (1889 [?]-April 1925; Weekly)
  • Wheaton Gazette (March 1885-1889 [?]; Weekly)
  • Browns Valley Reporter (May 1880-1889 [?]; Weekly)
  • The Valley News (April 1926-Current; Weekly)
  • The Traverse County Star (1922 [?]-1924[?]; Weekly)
  • Traverse County Traveler (April 1916-November 1918; Weekly)
  • Weekly Footprints (June 1903-Mar 1916; Weekly)
  • The Footprints (September 1894-June 1903; Weekly)
  • Browns Valley Footprints (1890 [?]-September 1894; Weekly)
  • Browns Valley Inter-Lake Tribune (February 1902-March 1936; Weekly)
  • Inter-Lake Tribune (1894 [?]-February 1902; Weekly)
  • Inter-Lake Tribune and Traverse County Times (1891 [?]-1894[?]; Weekly)
  • The Dumont Journal (May 1902-[?]; Weekly)
  • The Weekly Call (1902 [?]-[?]; Weekly)
  • The Browns Valley Courier (1891 [?]; Weekly)



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Traverse County Historical Society

601 1st Avenue South (mailing address)
Corner of Broadway Avenue and Trail Street (museum address)
Wheaton, MN 56296

  • Browns Valley Historical Society

PO Box 13
Browns Valley, MN 56219

  • Wheaton Community Library

901 1st Avenue North
Wheaton, MN 56296
320-563-8487 (phone)
320-563-8815 (fax)

  • Browns Valley Public Library

PO Box 307
15 3rd Street South
Browns Valley, MN 56219
320-695-2318 (phone)
320-695-2125 (fax)

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Traverse 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).
  3. MNHS Library Catalogue; Traverse County Newspapers. http://mnhs.mnpals.net/F/LXCL1JSLR7NUDY96BCCLBC2RACU75TTBTNA8IPDCBJESMUNPP8-92835?func=find-acc&acc_sequence=081926536 (accessed November 9, 2011).